5 Alteration of enactments relating to pensions and allowances and gratuities. E+W+S+N.I.
(1)In calculating the amount of the weekly allowance that may be granted under section one of the M1Irish Police (Naval and Military Service) Act, 1915, in respect of a married member of the Royal Irish Constabulary or Dublin Metropolitan Police who, being a reservist, has been called out, or, not being a reservist has joined His Majesty’s Naval or Military Forces for the purposes of the present war, the weekly amount which that member was receiving from police funds at the time of his being so called out or joining shall, as from the first day of September nineteen hundred and eighteen, be computed as if the rates of pay authorised by this Act had been in force at that time, and as if any war bonus granted to the police force had then been payable, and the amount of any such weekly allowance may be altered so as to give effect to this provision.
(2)In the application of subsection (2) of section three of the Act of 1914 to any pension, allowance or gratuity granted after the first day of September nineteen hundred and eighteen, any reference to any schedule to the Act of 1914 shall be construed as a reference to the corresponding schedule to this Act, and any reference to the commencement of that Act shall be construed as a reference to the first day of September nineteen hundred and eighteen, but nothing in that subsection as so applied shall affect the operation of section two of the M2Police (Emergency Provisions) Act, 1915.
(3)Section four of the M3Constabulary (Ireland) Act, 1908, which authorises pensions to be granted in certain circumstances to constables of the Royal Irish Constabulary, shall, with the substitution of the Chief Commissioner of the Dublin Metropolitan Police for the Inspector-General, apply as respects constables of the last-mentioned force in like manner as it applies as respects constables of the Royal Irish Constabulary.
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