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(1)The Minister of Health, or as respects Scotland the Secretary of State, may by regulations provide for the payment by councils of counties, county boroughs and large burghs, subject to any prescribed exceptions or conditions, of compensation—
(a)to persons of such description as may be prescribed who immediately before such date as may be prescribed in relation to the description of persons in question were employed or engaged in such full-time work as may be prescribed and who suffer loss of employment or loss or diminution of emoluments which is attributable to the passing of the M1National Insurance Acts, 1946, the M2National Health Service Act, 1946, the M3National Health Service (Scotland) Act, 1947, or this Act; and
(b)to persons of such descriptions as may be prescribed who, having before such date as aforesaid been employed or engaged in such full-time work as may be prescribed and being persons who would have been so employed or engaged immediately before that date but for any national service (as defined in the regulations) in which they have been engaged, lose the prospect of their re-employment or re-engagement in any such work in consequence of the passing of any of the said Acts,
in so far as provision is not made in that behalf by or under any other enactment.
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(3)Regulations under either of the two last foregoing subsections may provide for the determination of questions arising under the regulations.
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