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Pensions Appeal Tribunals Act 1943

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12Interpretation

(1)In this Act the following expressions have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them :—

  • " detention " and " war injuries " have the same meanings as in the Pensions (Navy, Army, Air Force and Mercantile Marine) Act, 1939, as amended by the Pensions (Mercantile Marine) Act, 1942 ;

  • " civil defence organisation " means any organisation established for civil defence purposes which is declared by a scheme made under the Personal Injuries (Emergency Provisions) Act, 1939, to be a civil defence organisation for the purpose of the said Act and the scheme ;

  • " civil defence volunteer " and " war service injury " have the same meanings as in the Personal Injuries (Emergency Provisions) Act, 1939, as amended by the Pensions (Mercantile Marine) Act, 1942 ;

  • " His Majesty's naval, military or air forces" include the nursing service and any other auxiliary service of any of His Majesty's said forces ;

  • " injury ", in relation to any such claim as is referred to in section one of this Act, includes wound or disease ;

  • " the Minister " means the Minister of Pensions ;

  • " war risk injury " means an injury falling within section 'one of the Pensions (Mercantile Marine) Act, 1942, except that, in relation to the persons referred to in subsection (4) of section four of that Act, it means an injury falling within the said section one as amended by the said subsection (4);

  • " war service," in relation to any claim made under any such Royal Warrant, Order in Council or Order of His Majesty as is referred to in section one of this Act, has the same meaning as in that Royal Warrant, Order in Council or Order.

(2)References in this Act to the rejection of a claim or the withholding of an award shall be construed as including references to the cancellation of an award made on a claim.

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