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Local Government Act 1929

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Part VIIProperty Liabilities and Officers

Transfer of Property and Liabilities

113Transfer of property and liabilities of poor law authorities

(1)Subject to the provisions of this Part of this Act with respect to property and liabilities for which special provision is made, any property and liabilities held or incurred by or on behalf of a poor law authority whose area is wholly comprised within one county or county borough shall on the appointed day by virtue of this section be transferred to, and vest in, the council of the county or county borough.

(2)Subject as aforesaid, the following provisions shall have effect in the case of a poor law authority whose area is not wholly comprised within one county or county borough—

(a)all institutional property of the authority shall on the appointed day by virtue of this section be transferred and vest to and in such one of the councils of the counties or county boroughs into which the area of the authority extends, or to and in two or more of those councils jointly, or to and in a joint body representing two or more of those councils, or may be divided between any two or more of those councils, as may be agreed between the councils, or, if no agreement has been arrived at two months before the appointed day, as the Minister may by order determine;

Any such agreement or order may attach conditions to the transfer or user of any institutional property and may provide for the Joint user of such property;

(b)all institutional liabilities of a poor law authority shall on the appointed day by virtue of this section be transferred to and vest in the council or councils or joint body to which the corresponding institutional property is transferred;

(c)all non-institutional property and liabilities of a poor law authority shall on the appointed day by virtue of this section be transferred and vest—

(i)in the case of any right of recovery from any person of payments made or expenses incurred by the authority by way of poor relief, to and in the council of the county or county borough in which the recipient of the relief was resident when the relief was granted; and

(ii)in the case of other property and liabilities, to and in the council of the county or county borough in which the portion of the poor law area having the larger or largest reduced rateable value is situate;

(d)as soon as practicable after the appointed day there shall be made, in accordance with the provisions contained in the Sixth Schedule to this Act—

(i)an apportionment of, or an adjustment in respect of, the non-institutional property and liabilities of the poor law authority, other than such rights of recovery as aforesaid; and

(ii)unless the councils concerned have agreed that such an adjustment is unnecessary, an adjustment in respect of the institutional property and institutional liabilities of the authority.

(3)For the purposes of this section and of the said Schedule—

  • " Institutional property" means all poor law institutions and offices and any other freehold or leasehold property whatsoever of a poor law authority (including any rights enjoyed in connection therewith) together with any furniture, plant, and fittings on or about any such institution offices or property, and includes any unexpended balances of loans raised in respect of institutional property and sums set apart as a sinking fund to pay off loans so raised;

  • "Institutional liabilities" means any outstanding liabilities for loans raised in respect of the provision, extension or equipment of any institutional property;

  • " Non-institutional property and liabilities " includes all property and liabilities of a poor law authority other than institutional property and institutional liabilities.

114Mitigation of liability of councils for temporary loans raised under 11 & 12 Geo.5 c.67

(1)For the purpose of affording relief to the councils of counties and county boroughs to whom liabilities in respect of loans (including overdrafts) raised by poor law authorities under section three of the Local Authorities (Financial Provisions) Act, 1921 (as amended by any subsequent enactment) are transferred under this Act, the following provisions shall have effect with respect to such loans—

(a)the Minister shall, in the case of each county and county borough to the council of which liability for any such loan is transferred under this Part of this Act, certify the amount of the liability on account of the loan outstanding on the appointed day after deducting therefrom such amount, if any, as represents sums required by the Minister to be paid by a poor law authority before the appointed day which have not been so paid;

(b)where any such loan is a loan made by the Minister, the sum so certified with respect to the loan shall be repaid without interest to the Minister by the council liable therefor within fifteen years from the appointed day either by means of an annuity equal to one-fifteenth part of the certified sum, the first instalment being payable on the thirty-first day of March, nineteen hundred and thirty-one, or by such other means as may be agreed between the Minister and the council;

(c)where any such loan is a loan made by a person other than the Minister, the loan and the interest thereon shall continue payable by the council liable therefor, at such times and by such instalments as are required by the. terms of the contract of borrowing; but the Minister shall pay to the council out of moneys provided by Parliament an annuity for fifteen years equivalent to the difference between the sum so certified by the Minister as aforesaid with respect to the loan, and the value of the annuity which would have been payable to the Minister by the council had the loan been made by the Minister, the rate of interest assumed in calculating such value being five per cent.;

(d)if .in the case of any council the amount, which under the foregoing provisions of this section, would have been payable by the council in any year in respect of sums so certified by the Minister if all of those sums had been on account of loans made by the Minister and had been repayable by means of an annuity equal to one-fifteenth part of the certified sums, exceeds the amount which would be produced by a rate of ninepence in the pound levied on the reduced rateable value of the county or county borough, the amount payable in that year by the council to the Minister under this section shall be reduced by the amount of the excess;

(e)if as respects any county or county borough the certificate of the Minister relating to any poor law authority from whom liability for any such loan is transferred provides for a deduction on account of the failure of the authority to make any payments required by the Minister to be made before the appointed day, the amount so deducted shall be paid by the council but shall—

(i)in the case of a county be treated as expenses for special county purposes chargeable exclusively on such part of the county as was before the appointed day comprised in the area for which the poor law authority acted;

(ii)in the case of a county borough not wholly comprised within the area of the poor law authority from whom the liability for the loan was transferred to the council, be chargeable exclusively on the part of the borough within that area, and the amount so charged shall be levied as an additional item of the general rate on that part of the borough.

(2)The foregoing provisions of this section shall not apply to any such loan raised by a poor law authority after the twelfth day of November, nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, and in such case the council to whom liability for the loan is transferred shall, make the payments due in respect of capital of and interest on the loan in accordance with the terms of the contract of borrowing, and such payments shall be made and charged in like manner as is hereinbefore provided with respect to the payment of sums deducted by the Minister's certificate.

(3)Where a poor law area is not wholly comprised within one county or county borough, the liability of the authority for any such loan as aforesaid shall be apportioned between the several counties and county boroughs into which the area extends in proportion to the reduced rateable value of the parts of the poor law area comprised therein, and the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply as if the part of a loan apportioned to any county or county borough were a loan the liability for which was transferred to the council thereof.

115Parish property

(1)Any parish property vested at the appointed day in a board of guardians, including the proceeds of sale of parish property and any securities in which those proceeds have been invested, shall, on the appointed day, by virtue of this section be transferred to and vest in such council or body as is hereinafter mentioned; that is to say—

(a)if the parish is a parish comprised in a county borough or urban district, the council of the county borough or urban district;

(b)if the parish is a rural parish having a parish council, the parish council;

(c)if the parish is a rural parish not having a parish council, the representative body constituted for the holding of property of the parish:

Provided that, where the parish property is held on behalf of two or more parishes, it shall be transferred to and vest in the appropriate councils or bodies jointly.

(2)As from the appointed day the provisions set out in the Seventh Schedule to this Act shall have effect with respect to the sale, exchange, letting and disposal of parish property, and of any land to which the Sale of Exhausted Parish Lands Act, 1876, applies; and any enactment requiring the consent of the ratepayers and owners of property in a parish to the sale, exchange, letting or disposal of parish property shall cease to have effect:

Provided that nothing in that Schedule shall extend to any recreation ground, village green or other open space dedicated to the use of the community, or affect the powers of parish councils as to the letting, sale or exchange of property under subsection (2) of section eight of the Local Government Act, 1894.

(3)Thecouncilof any county borough or urban district and the parish meeting of any rural parish not having a parish council may exercise the powers of executing works in relation to parish property which are by paragraph (i) of subsection (1) of section eight of the Local Government Act, 1894, conferred on parish councils.

(4)Any expenses incurred by the council of a county borough or urban district in relation to parish property shall be defrayed as the council may determine—

(a)from the general rate of the county borough or urban district; or

(b)by means of a levy of an additional item of the general rate on the parish or parishes to which the property belongs.

(5)Where two or more rural parishes are grouped under a common parish council, the reference in subsection (1) of this section to a parish council shall include a reference to the common parish council, except that where functions in relation to the holding of parish property are by the order forming the group excluded from the functions exercisable by the common parish council that reference shall as respects each of the grouped parishes be construed as a reference to the representative body constituted for the holding of property of that parish.

(6)For the purposes of this section and the Seventh Schedule to this Act, "parish property" means any property the rents and profits of which are applicable or, if the property were let, would be applicable to the general benefit of one or more parishes, or the ratepayers, parishioners or inhabitants thereof, but does not include—

(a)property given or bequeathed by way of charitable donation or allotted in right of some charitable donation or otherwise for the poor persons of any parish or parishes if the income of the property is not applicable to the general benefit of the ratepayers or other persons as aforesaid;

(b)property acquired by a board of guardians for the purposes of their functions in the relief of the poor.

(7)In the application of this section to the county of London references to an urban district shall be construed as references to the City of London and to a metropolitan borough, references to the council of an urban district shall be construed as references to the common council of the City of London and to the council of a metropolitan borough, and references to the general rate of an urban district shall be construed as references to the general rate of the parish to which the property belongs.

116Transfer of property and liabilities under Registration Acts

Any property and liabilities held or incurred by or on behalf of a board of guardians for the purposes of their functions under the Registration Acts in relation to any registration district or sub-district shall on the appointed day, by virtue of this section, be transferred to and vest in the council to whom the functions of the board of guardians in relation to that registration district or sub-district are transferred under Part II of this Act.

117Transfer of road property and liabilities

(1)Subject to the provisions of the next following section, the following property and liabilities of every district council, in so far as they relate to any roads which immediately before the appointed day were, or as from that day become, vested in the county council, shall, as from that day, by virtue of this section be transferred to and vest in the county council, that is to say:—

(a)any land (other than land acquired for the improvement or development of frontages or of lands abutting on or adjacent to any road) which, before the appointed day, has been acquired by the district council for the purpose of improving any such road, but which does not on that day form part of the road;

(b)the unexpended balances of any loans raised by the district council for the purposes of any such roads or for the purposes of any land transferred to the county council under the last foregoing paragraph of this subsection, and any sinking funds established by the district council in connection with any such loans;

(c)the unexpended balances of any grants paid by the Minister of Transport to the district council for the purposes of any such roads;

(d)all liabilities (including loans and loan charges) incurred for the purposes of any such roads or the improvement thereof which would become due for payment by the district council on or after the appointed day:

Provided that in the case of any loan the county council and the district council may agree that, in lieu of the transfer to the county council of the loan under this subsection, the county council shall from time to time repay to the district council all sums required to meet the loan charges; and in the event of any such agreement being made, the loan and any sinking fund established in connection therewith shall remain vested in the district council. Where the loan has been raised partly for purposes relating to such roads as aforesaid and partly for other purposes, the foregoing provisions of this subsection shall apply as if the part of the loan contracted for purposes relating to such roads were a separate loan.

(2)Any sum due to be paid by a district council before the appointed day into any sinking fund which the council were required to establish for the purposes of any loan transferred to the county council under the last foregoing subsection but not so paid shall be a debt due from the district council to the county council.

(3)In the case of a road in respect of which before the appointed day an urban district council have claimed or are deemed to have claimed to exercise the functions of maintenance and repair, the county council shall from time to time repay to the district council such sums as are required to meet any loan charges falling due on or after the appointed day in respect of loans raised before that day for the purposes of the road or the improvement thereof.

(4)So much of any sum paid or payable to a district council under the Local Government (Adjustments) Act, 1913, or otherwise by way of adjustment on alteration of boundaries or other change, as represents compensation to the council in respect of the increase of the burden on the ratepayers in meeting the cost incurred by that council in the execution of their functions in respect of roads to which this section applies and has not, on the appointed day, been exhausted or applied in or towards the discharge of liabilities transferred to the county council under this section or which would have been so transferred if undischarged, shall, in the case of a sum paid or payable to the district council by another district council within the county, be repaid to that council, and in any other case be paid to the county council. The sum payable by a district council to another council under this subsection shall be of such amount as may be agreed between those councils, or, in default of agreement, determined by an arbitrator appointed by the Minister, and shall be paid either by a single payment or by annual instalments, as may be determined by agreement between the councils or by such arbitrator as aforesaid, and if paid by a single payment, the payment shall be a purpose for which the district council may borrow under the Public Health Acts, 1875 to 1926. For the purposes of ,this subsection, unless the arbitrator for special reasons otherwise determines, a sum paid to a district council by way of such adjustment as aforesaid shall be deemed to be exhausted at the expiration of a period of twenty years from the date on which the alteration of boundaries or other change took effect, and if the sum was payable by instalments one-twentieth part shall be deemed to have been paid to the council in respect of each year during that period.

(5)As respects any council whose district extends into more than one county, this section shall nave effect as if references therein to the county council included references to the councils of the several counties, and the property and liabilities transferred by this section and any sum payable thereunder shall be apportioned between them, by agreement between the county councils or in default of agreement by the Minister, in proportion to the reduced rateable values of the parts of the district within the several counties.

(6)Any question as to the property or liabilities transferred from or to- any council under this section shall be determined by the Minister, whose decision shall be final and conclusive.

(7)Any capital sum paid to a county council under this section shall be treated as capital, and applied with the sanction of the Minister either in repayment of debt or for any other purpose for which capital money may be applied.

(8)Where any person or authority, other than a rating authority, receives any income applicable to the repair or maintenance of roads in any parish or other area, that person or authority shall pay over the income so received (less the amount of any expenses properly incurred in connection therewith) to the rating authority for the county borough or district in which that parish or area is situate, to be credited to that parish or area.

118Transfer of quarries, plant, materials and depots

(1)The council of every county shall, on the appointed day, take over—

(a)if desired by the council of any urban district within the county (not being a council who have claimed or are deemed to have claimed to exercise the functions of maintenance and repair of county roads within their district), any quarry belonging to the district council in their capacity as highway authority, together with any fixed plant therein; and

(b)if desired by the council of any rural district within the county, any quarry, plant or materials belonging to the district council in their capacity as highway authority, or any depots used by the district council exclusively in that capacity, and shall pay therefor such sum as may be agreed upon, or, in default of agreement, as may be determined by an arbitrator appointed by the Minister; but the district council shall, save in so far as may be otherwise agreed between them and the county council, remain subject to any liabilities contracted in respect of any such quarry, plant, material or depots.

(2)Where in pursuance of Part III of this Act a district council relinquish, or a county council determine the delegation of, any functions with respect to the maintenance, repair or improvement of, or other dealing with, any road, the last foregoing subsection shall apply as if the date on which the relinquishment or determination takes effect were the appointed day and, in the case of a rural district council, as if the rural district council had on that date been a highway authority.

(3)Where a district extends into more than one county, the obligation under this section shall be undertaken by such one of the county councils or partly by one such council and partly by another as may be agreed between the councils concerned, or as in default of agreement may be determined by the Minister.

(4)Any capital sum paid to a district council under this section shall be treated as capital, and applied with the sanction of the Minister either in repayment of debt or for any other purpose for which capital money may be applied.

Transfer of Officers

119Transfer of poor law officers

Subject to the provisions of this Part of this Act, any person who having been on the twelfth day of November, nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, an officer of a poor law authority is at the appointed day an officer of the same or any other poor law authority shall on the appointed day, as respects that office, be transferred as follows:—

(a)where the area of the authority of which he is an officer at the appointed day is wholly comprised within one county or county borough, he shall be transferred to and become an officer of the council of that county or county borough;

(b)where the area of the poor law authority of which he is an officer at the appointed day is not wholly comprised within one county or county borough, then—

(i)if the officer is at the appointed day employed in or about any poor law institution, he shall be transferred to and become an officer of the council to whom that institution is transferred;

(ii)if the officer at the appointed day acts exclusively for a district which is wholly comprised within one county or county borough, he shall be transferred to and become an officer of the council of that county or county borough;

(iii)in any other case he shall be transferred to and become an officer of such council or councils as may be agreed between the councils concerned, or, if no agreement is arrived at two months before the appointed day, such council or councils as the Minister may by order determine; and where he is transferred to more than one council the proportion of his salary or remuneration attributable to the functions in respect of which he is transferred to the respective councils shall be determined by such agreement or order as aforesaid.

120Transfer of road officers

Subject as hereinafter provided, any person who, having been on the twelfth day of November, nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, a road officer employed by any highway authority, is at the appointed day a road officer of a rural district council shall, on the appointed day, as respects that office, be transferred as follows:—

(a)where the district of the council of which he is a road officer at the appointed day is wholly comprised within one county he shall be transferred to and become an officer of the council of that county;

(b)where the district of the council of which he is a road officer at the appointed day is not wholly comprised within one county he shall be transferred to and become an officer of such county council as may be agreed between the councils concerned, or, if no agreement is arrived at two months before the appointed day, such county council as the Minister of Transport may by order determine:

Provided that, where in pursuance of Part III of this Act functions as respects any county roads are delegated as from the appointed day by a county council to a rural district council, the two councils may agree for the transfer or retention to or by either such council of any road officers or for the joint user by both councils of the services of any officer and, subject to any such agreement, so long as the rural district council exercise those functions, the foregoing provisions of this section shall not apply with respect to the officers of that rural district council, but as from the date on which such functions cease to be exercisable by the district council by reason of the relinquishment of functions by the district council or the determination of the delegation of the functions by the county council, the said provisions and the provisions of this Act relating to the superannuation and compensation of road officers shall apply with respect to the district council and their officers as if that date were the appointed day.

121Tenure and distribution of transferred officers

(1)Every transferred officer shall hold office by the same tenure and on the same conditions as immediately before the appointed day, and while performing similar duties shall, in respect thereof, receive not less salary or remuneration than the salary or remuneration to which he would have been entitled if this Act had not been passed.

(2)The council to whom functions are transferred under this Act may employ a transferred officer in the discharge of such of their functions as they may think proper, and every officer shall perform such duties in relation to those functions as may be directed by the council.

122Provisions as to registration officers

Every person who is a registration officer on the appointed day shall hold office by the same tenure and on the same conditions as immediately before the appointed day, and, for the purpose of the Poor Law Officers Superannuation Act, 1896, and the provisions of this Part of this Act relating to superannuation, shall be deemed to be an officer transferred to the service of the council to whom the functions of the board of guardians in relation to the registration district or sub-district for which he acts are transferred under Part II of this Act.

Compensation and Superannuation of Officers

123Compensation to existing officers

(1)Every person who having been an officer of an authority or committee from whom functions are transferred under this Act, or a registration officer or registrar of marriages, on the twelfth day of November, nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, is at the appointed day an officer of such an authority or committee or a registration officer or registrar of marriages, and who by virtue of this Act, or of anything done in pursuance or in consequence thereof, suffers any direct pecuniary loss by determination of his appointment, or by diminution or loss of fees, salary or emoluments, and for whose compensation for that loss provision is not made by any other enactment for the time being in force, shall be entitled to compensation under this Act for that loss.

(2)Any claim to compensation made by an officer may be addressed to the council or councils by whom his appointment has been determined or his fees, salary, or emoluments have been altered, or to such council as may be determined by the Minister under this Act; but where compensation from more than one council is claimed by an officer, the councils concerned may agree that the claim shall be considered and decided and any compensation awarded paid by one of those councils, subject nevertheless to such apportionment between them of any compensation awarded as may be agreed between the councils or, in default of agreement, determined by the Minister.

(3)For the purposes of this section, any officer—

(a)who, at any time within five years after the appointed day, relinquishes office by reason of his having been required to perform duties which are not analogous to, or which are an unreasonable addition to, those which he was required to perform immediately before the appointed day; or

(b)whose appointment is determined or whose salary is reduced within five years after the appointed day because' his services are not required, or his duties are diminished, and not on the ground of misconduct;

shall be deemed, unless the contrary is shown, to have suffered a direct pecuniary loss in consequence of this Act.

(4)The provisions set out in the Eighth Schedule to this Act shall apply to the determination and payment of compensation under this Act to officers.

124Superannuation of transferred poor law officers

(1)Where any officer by whom the annual contributions required by the Poor Law Officers' Superannuation Act, 1896 (in this section referred to as " the Act of 1896 "), have been made is, by virtue of this Act, transferred to the service of any council, then, if the council to whose service he is transferred have no superannuation scheme or if, in the case of an officer transferred to the service of a council who at the appointed day have such a scheme, he gives, within three months after the appointed day, notice in writing to that council that he elects to remain subject to the provisions of the Act of 1896, that Act shall apply to him subject to such modifications as the Minister may by order direct, and shall continue so to apply to him so long as he is in the service of the council of any county or county borough until, under such statutory provisions as may be made for the superannuation of persons employed by the councils of all counties and county boroughs, there becomes applicable to him a superannuation scheme not less favourable than that provided by paragraph (a) of the next following subsection.

(2)As respects any such officers as aforesaid who, having been so transferred to the service of a council who at the appointed day have a superannuation scheme, do not give notice in accordance with the provisions of the last foregoing subsection, as from the appointed day the provisions of the Act of 1896 shall cease to apply and the following provisions shall have effect:—

(a)in the case of officers transferred to the service of a council who have, on or before the appointed day, adopted the Local Government and other Officers' Superannuation Act, 1922 (in this section referred to as "the Act of 1922"), whether alone or in combination with any other local authority, the provisions of the Act of 1922 shall apply to them while in that service or in any service in which the said provisions continue to apply to them by virtue of section eight of the said Act, subject to the following modifications :—

(i)for the purposes of the Act of 1922, any service before the date on which the Act of 1922 becomes applicable to the officer which would have been treated as service for the purposes of the Act of 1896 shall be treated as contributing service, and contributions paid under the Act of 1896 (except so far as those contributions are attributable to service in respect of which the officer is not transferred under this Act) shall for the purpose of the provisions of the Act of 1922 relating to the return of contributions be treated as having been paid under the Act of 1922; and

(ii)the contributions payable by any such officer under the Act of 1922 shall be the following:—

(i)if on such date as aforesaid the officer has completed less than ten years service which would have been treated as service for the purposes of the Act of 1896, a sum equal to two-and-a-half per cent. of his salary or wages;

(ii)if on such date as aforesaid he has completed ten but less than twenty years of such service as aforesaid, a sum equal to three per cent. of his salary or wages;

(iii)if on such date as aforesaid he has completed twenty years of such service as aforesaid, a sum equal to three-and-a-half per cent. of his salary or wages;

(iii)the second proviso to section seven, subsection (3) of section' fifteen and subsection (4) of section sixteen of the Act of 1922 shall not apply;

(iv)subsection (1) of section eight of the Act of 1922 shall have effect as if the words " a designated post in " were omitted therefrom;

(v)where any such officer was, immediately before the appointed day, one of the holders of a joint appointment, then, if after he has attained the age of fifty years or completed twenty years' service he loses his office or employment by reason of the death, resignation, or insanity of the other holder thereof and is not re-appointed, he shall, in lieu of being entitled to a return of contributions under section ten of the Act of 1922, be entitled to a superannuation allowance under that Act, so, however, that this provision shall not apply where a joint appointment held by a husband and wife is terminated owing to misconduct of one of them;

(vi)the equal annual charge payable by the council to the superannuation fund under paragraph (e) of subsection (1) of section eighteen of the Act of 1922 shall be increased by such amount, if any, as may be certified by an actuary within the meaning of that Act to represent the additional burden imposed on the fund by the application of the Act of 1922 to such officers as aforesaid under this subsection:

(b)in the case of officers transferred to the service of a council who have not, on or before the appointed day, adopted the Act of 1922 but who have on that date some other superannuation scheme, the council shall prepare and submit to the Minister an amending scheme for applying the superannuation scheme to those officers while in that service and for adequately protecting their rights and interests, and upon the amending scheme being approved by the Minister, with or without modifications, the superannuation scheme shall have effect as thereby amended.

(3)For the purpose of the foregoing provisions of this section, the expression "superannuation scheme" includes any scheme for ensuring benefits to an officer on retirement.

(4)Where any officer on his transfer by virtue of this Act to a council becomes an officer to whom the Asylum Officers' Superannuation Act, 1909, as extended by the Asylum and Certified Institutions (Officers Pensions) Act, 1918, applies, the foregoing provisions of this section shall not apply to him; but if he is an officer by whom the contributions required by the Act of 1896 have been made, any service before the appointed day which would have been treated as service for the purposes of the Act of 1896 shall be treated as service for the purposes of the Asylum Officers' Superannuation Act, 1909, as so extended, and for the purpose of the provisions of that Act relating to the return of contributions, contributions paid under the Act of 1896 shall be treated as having been paid under the Asylum Officers' Superannuation Act, 1909.

(5)In the case of any officer transferred by virtue of this Act who has made the contributions required by the Act of 1896 and is a teacher who if he were serving in a public elementary school would be in contributory service under the Teachers'(Superannuation) Act, 1925 (in this section referred to as "the Act of 1925") the following provisions shall apply in lieu of the foregoing provisions of this section:—

(a)as from the appointed day the Act of 1896 shall cease to apply to the officer and the Act of 1925 shall apply to him as if he were a teacher in a public elementary school:

(b)any service before the appointed day which would have been treated as service for the purposes of the Act of 1896 shall be treated as recognised or contributory service under the Act of 1925, and contributions paid under the Act of 1896 shall, for the purpose of the provisions of the Act of 1925 relating to the return of Contributions, be treated as having been paid under the Act of 1925:

(c)when any allowance, gratuity, or balance of contributions becomes payable to or in respect of the officer under Part II of the Act of 1925 the council to whom he is transferred shall, either by means of a single payment or by means of such periodical payments as the Treasury may determine, pay to the Board of Education such sum as may be determined by the Treasury to represent, after taking into account any sum previously paid on account of that officer under this paragraph, the present value of such part of the sums payable or to become payable to or in respect of him under Part II of the Act of 1925 as is attributable to service which is treated as recognised or contributory service under the last foregoing paragraph:

(d)all sums payable to the. Board of Education under the last foregoing paragraph shall be recoverable by that Board:

(e)so much of proviso (a) to subsection (1) of section two of the Act of 1925 as provides that no service in respect of which contributions are payable under the Act of 1896 shall be deemed to be contributory service for the purposes of the Act of 1925 shall cease to have effect as from the appointed day.

125Superannuation of transferred road officers

(1)Where before the appointed day a district council from whom any road officer is transferred under this Part of this Act had, whether alone or in combination with any other local authority, adopted the Local Government and other Officers' Superannuation Act, 1922, (hereinafter in this section referred to as "the Act of 1922 ") and the officer held a post which on that date was a designated post under that Act, then—

(a)if the county council to whom he is transferred have on or before the appointed day adopted the Act of 1922, that Act shall apply as if the post held by the transferred officer under the county council had on the appointed day been designated by the council as an established post for the purposes of the Act of 1922;

(b)if the county council to whom he is transferred have not on or before the appointed day adopted the Act of 1922, but have on that date any superannuation scheme or other scheme for ensuring benefits to an officer on retirement, the council shall prepare and submit to the Minister for his approval a scheme substituting in the case of that officer such superannuation scheme or other scheme as aforesaid for the provisions of the Act of 1922, and adequately protecting his rights and interests, and upon the scheme being approved by the Minister with or without modifications the Act of 1922 shall cease to apply to that officer;

(c)if the county council to whom he is transferred have on the appointed day no superannuation scheme or other scheme for ensuring benefits to an officer on retirement, whether under the Act of 1922 or otherwise, the Act of 1922 shall continue to apply to him as if the county council had on the appointed day adopted that Act and designated his post as an established post for the purposes of that Act:

Provided that it shall be lawful for the Minister by order to dispense with the necessity for the establishment by the council of a superannuation fund under the Act of 1922, and to make such consequential modifications of the Act of 1922 as may be necessary.

(2)In any such case as aforesaid—;

(a)the district council shall pay to the county council in respect of the officer such a transfer value as would have been payable if the transfer had been a transfer to which subsection (1) of section eight of the Act of 1922 applies ; and subsection (2) of section eleven of that Act (which provides that no return of contributions is to be made where a transfer value is paid) shall apply accordingly ;

(b)the equal annual charge payable by the district council to the superannuation fund under paragraph (e) of subsection (1) of section eighteen of the Act of 1922 shall be reduced by such amount (if any) as may be certified by an actuary within the meaning of that Act to represent the relief to the fund attributable to the post held by any such officer as aforesaid ceasing to be a designated post under the district council.

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126Determination of questions as to transferred officers, & c

If any question arises—

(a)as to the transfer of any officer in consequence of the provisions of this Act;

(b)as to the council to whom application by an officer is to be made for compensation under this Act;

(c)as to the fund out of which compensation (if any) is to be paid, or the proportions in which any compensation awarded is payable by councils;

the Minister may, on the application of the officer or any council concerned, determine the question.

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