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Transport Act 1962

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Compensation to officers and servants of the Commission

81Compensation to officers and servants of the Commission

(1)The Minister shall by regulations oontained in a statutory instrument require the appropriate body as defined in this section to pay, in such cases and to such extent as may be specified in the regulations, compensation to persons who are at the passing of this Act officers or servants of the Commission and who suffer loss of employment or loss or diminution of emoluments or pension rights, or whose position is worsened, in consequence of the reorganisation effected by this Act.

(2)The regulations may apply to any such person whether or not he continues in the employment of the Commission until the vesting date and whether or not he is a party to an agreement for the rendering of personal services to the Commission which is modified by section thirty-four of this Act.

(3)Different regulations may be made under this section in relation to different classes of persons, and any such regulations may be so framed as to have effect from a date prior to the making thereof, so, however, that so much of any regulations as provides that any provision thereof is to have effect as from a date earlier than the making thereof shall not place any person (other than the body paying compensation) in a worse position than he would have been in if the regulations had been made to have effect only as from the making thereof.

(4)Regulations under this section—

(a)may prescribe the procedure to be followed in making claims for compensation, and the manner in which and the person by whom the question whether any or what compensation is payable is to be determined, and

(b)may in particular contain provisions enabling appeals from any determination as to whether any or what compensation is payable to be brought, in such cases and subject to such conditions as may be prescribed by the regulations, to a referee or board of referees appointed by the Minister of Labour, after consultation with the Lord Chancellor, or, where the proceedings are to be held in Scotland, after consultation with the Secretary of State.

(5)No regulations shall be made under this section unless a draft thereof has been laid before Parliament and has been approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

(6)The Minister of Labour may, with the consent of the Treasury, pay out of money provided by Parliament—

(a)to any referee or to the members of any board of referees appointed by him in pursuance of regulations under this section such fees and allowances as he may with the consent of the Treasury determine, and

(b)to persons giving evidence before any such referee or board such allowances as he may with the consent of the Treasury determine.

(7)Nothing in the Arbitration Act, 1950, shall be construed as applying to any proceedings before a referee or board of referees appointed in pursuance of regulations under this section.

(8)In this section " the appropriate body " means—

(a)in relation to a person who on the vesting date ceases to be an officer or servant of the Commission and becomes an officer or servant of a Board, that Board,

(b)in relation to a person who on the vesting date ceases to be an officer or servant of the Commission and becomes an officer or servant of the Holding Company, the Holding Company,

(c)in relation to a person who at any time in the period beginning with the passing of this Act and ending with the vesting date becomes an officer or servant of one of the bodies which on the vesting date becomes a subsidiary of the Railways Board, the Docks Board, the British Waterways Board or the Holding Company, that Board or the Holding Company as the case may be,

(d)in the case of any other person, the Board which would have become his employer under section thirty-four of this Act if an agreement had subsisted at the vesting date for the rendering by him to the Commission of personal services of the kind which he was rendering to the Commission when he left the service of the Commission.

(9)The London Board, the Docks Board, the British Waterways Board and the Holding Company may arrange to make payments to the Railways Board by way of contributions towards the liability of the Railways Board under this section in respect of officers and servants of the Commission, and if the Railways Board satisfy the Minister that any of the other Boards or the Holding Company have not made an appropriate contribution towards that liability, whether by the payment of money or by finding employment for any such officers or servants or otherwise, the Minister may require that other Board or, as the case may be, the Holding Company to make such payment to the Railways Board as appears to the Minister to be just.

(10)Nothing in this section shall be construed as enabling regulations to be made prejudicing the rights of any person under Part VII of the Transport Act, 1947, or any other enactment passed before this Act.

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