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5Pensions of widows and children of constables killed on duty

(1)At the end of paragraph (6) of Part II. of the First Schedule to the Police Act, 1890 (which relates to the pensions and allowances to widows and children of constables in England), the following proviso shall be added :— Provided further that, where a constable loses his life from the effects of an injury which is not accidental, the police authority shall increase the pension to the widow to a sum equal to one-third of the annual pay of the constable, and the allowance to each child to a sum equal to one-fifteenth of such pay, or, if there is no widow, to a sum not less than one-fifteenth nor more than two-fifteenths of such pay, unless the aggregate of such pension and allowances would exceed two-thirds of such pay, in which case, they shall be rateably reduced ; the police authority may, however, refuse so to increase the pension to the widow on the ground of her misconduct, but any such refusal shall be subject to confirmation by the Secretary of State.

(2)At the end of paragraph 5 of Part II. of the First Schedule to the Police (Scotland) Act, 1890 (which relates to the pensions and allowances to widows and children of constables in Scotland), the following proviso shall be added :— Provided further that, where a constable loses his life from the effects of an injury which is not accidental, the police authority shall increase the pension to the widow to a sum equal to one-third of the annual pay of the constable and the allowance to each child to a sum equal to one-fifteenth of such pay, or, if there is no widow, to a sum not less than one-fifteenth nor more than two-fifteenths of such pay, unless the aggregate of such pension and allowances would exceed two-thirds of such pay, in which case they shall be rateably reduced ; the police authority may, however, refuse so to increase the pension to the widow on the ground of her misconduct, but any such refusal shall be subject to the same right of appeal as is conferred by section eleven of the Police (Scotland) Act, 1890, in a case of forfeiture or refusal of a pension or allowance.

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