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War Pensions (Administrative Provisions) Act 1918

1918 CHAPTER 57 8 and 9 Geo 5

An Act to make provision for the better administration of the enactments relating to Naval, Military, and Air Force War Pensions, Grants, and Allowances, and for certain other purposes connected with such pensions, grants, and allowances.

[21st November 1918]

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C1Functions of Minister of Pensions now exercisable by Secretary of State: S.I. 1953/1198 (1953 I, p. 1228), Ministry of Social Security Act 1966 (c. 20), s. 2 and S.I. 1968/1699

C2Words of enactment omitted under authority of Statute Law Revision Act 1948 (c. 62), s. 3

C3Act amended (women's services) by Armed Forces Act 1981 (c. 55, SIF 7:1), s. 20, Sch. 3 para. 1

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7 Representation of Ministry of Pensions on Royal Patriotic Fund Corporation.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Paragraph 1 of the First Schedule to the M1Patriotic Fund Reorganisation Act, 1903 (which relates to the constitution of the Royal Patriotic Fund Corporation), shall have effect as though there were added at the end thereof the following words:

“(g) Two members appointed on the recommendation of the Minister of Pensions by His Majesty by warrant under the Sign Manual.”

The two members to be appointed under the said paragraph 1 as amended by this section shall hold office for a term of three years but shall be eligible for re-appointment, and where any vacancy occurs in the office of any member so appointed, any person appointed to fill the vacancy shall hold office for three years.

(2)The two members to be so appointed as aforesaid shall be members of the executive committee of the said Corporation, and paragraph 6 of the said First Schedule shall have effect as though “twenty-two members” were therein substituted for “twenty members.”

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9 Duty of Minister to provide for care of neglected children of men dead or on service. E+W+S+N.I.
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(1)It shall be the duty of the Minister to make provision for the care of any children (including illegitimate children), being the children of officers or men in the naval, military, or air service of His Majesty who have died from causes arising out of their service during the present war or who are on active service, who by reason of their mothers being dead or for any other reason are suffering from neglect or want of proper care, and the Minister may out of any funds at his disposal for the purpose make grants for the purpose of making such provision as aforesaid.

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(5)For the purposes of this section a child means any child to, or in respect of, whom a pension, allowance, or separation allowance is payable.

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F3S. 9 (except subsections (1) and (5)) repealed by Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1981 (c. 19), s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt. IX

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F4Ss. 10, 14, 17 repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 1953 c. 5 (2 & 3 Eliz. 2)

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F4Ss. 10, 14, 17 repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 1953 c. 5 (2 & 3 Eliz. 2)

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F6Words in s. 62(2)(3) substituted (31.10.1994) by 1994 c. 26, s. 106(1), Sch. 4 para. 2(2)(b); S.I. 1999/2550 art. 2

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F6Words in s. 62(2)(3) substituted (31.10.1994) by 1994 c. 26, s. 106(1), Sch. 4 para. 2(2)(b); S.I. 1999/2550 art. 2

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F8Ss. 10, 14, 17 repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 1953 c. 5 (2 & 3 Eliz. 2)

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F8Ss. 10, 14, 17 repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 1953 c. 5 (2 & 3 Eliz. 2)

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(1)This Act may be cited as the War Pensions (Administrative Provisions) Act, 1918, and the M2Naval and Military War Pensions, &c. Acts, 1915 to 1917, . . . F9, and this Act may be cited together as the War Pensions Acts, 1915 to 1918.

(2)In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

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  • The expression “Minister” means the Minister of Pensions . . . F11;

  • The expression “pension” does not include a service pension;

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F10Definitions of “prescribed” and “committee” repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 1927 (c. 42)

F11Definition of “Ministry” repealed by Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1981 (c. 19), s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt. IX

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