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Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1948

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17Interpretation

(1)In this Act, except so far as the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them—

  • " civil servant " means a person serving in an established capacity in the permanent civil service of the State within the meaning of section seventeen of the Superannuation Act, 1859 ;

  • " service to the State in an unestablished capacity " means employment in the civil service of the State otherwise than as a civil servant, being employment to which the person serving therein is required to devote his whole time, and the remuneration for which is paid entirely out of moneys provided by Parliament;

  • " contributory employee ", " local Act scheme ", " local Act contributor " and " local authority " have, in relation to England and Wales, the same meanings as in the Local Government Superannuation Act, 1937, and, in relation to Scotland, the same meanings as in the Local Government Superannuation (Scotland) Act, 1937 ;

  • " metropolitan police staff " means persons in employment—

    (a)

    under the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis or the Receiver for the Metropolitan Police District, otherwise than as constables ;

    (b)

    as members of the staff of the metropolitan police courts, otherwise than as metropolitan police magistrates ;

  • " pension ", in relation to any person, means a pension, whether contributory or not, of any kind whatsoever payable to or in respect of him, and includes a lump sum or a gratuity so payable and a return of contributions to a pension fund, with or without interest thereon or any other addition thereto ;

  • " pension fund " means a fund established for the purpose of paying pensions and includes the Metropolitan Police Fund and, in relation to the Superannuation Acts, 1834 to 1946, and the Teachers (Superannuation) Acts, 1918 to 1946, the Exchequer, and, in relation to the Education (Scotland) Act, 1946, the Education (Scotland) Fund ;

  • " pension rights " includes, in relation to any person, all forms of right to, or eligibility for, the present or future payment of a pension to or in respect of that person ;

  • " pension scheme " includes any form of arrangements for the payment of pensions, whether subsisting by virtue of Act of Parliament, trust, contract or otherwise ;

  • " pensionable employment " means employment which is relevant in relation to the pension rights of the person employed, and includes all such employment, whether or not for a period sufficient to render him entitled to, or eligible for, the payment of a pension to or in respect of him ;

  • " Scottish Teachers Superannuation Scheme" has the meaning assigned by section one hundred and forty-three of the Education (Scotland) Act, 1946, to the expression " Teachers Superannuation Scheme " ;

  • " statutory provision " means a provision, whether of a general or special nature, contained in or in any document made or issued under any Act, whether of a general or special nature;

  • " War Agricultural Executive Committee" has the same meaning as in the Agriculture (Miscellaneous War Provisions) Act, 1940.

(2)Any reference in this Act to any other enactment shall, except so far as the context otherwise requires, be construed as a reference to that enactment as amended by or under any other enactment, including this Act.

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