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THE FIRE SERVICES (PENSIONABLE EMPLOYMENT) REGULATIONS, 1948.

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12.—(1) In these Regulations the following expressions have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them, that is to say:—

the Act of 1925” means the Fire Brigade Pensions Act, 1925;

Act of 1925 approved service” means all service which a former professional fireman subject to the Act of 1925 would, by virtue of the Act of 1925, the Police and Firemen (War Service) Act, 1939, and the National Fire Service (Preservation of Pensions) (Act of 1925) Regulations, 1941(1), as amended by the National Fire Service (Preservation of Pensions) (Act of 1925) Regulations, 1945(2), immediately before he ceased to be employed in the National Fire Service, be entitled to reckon as approved service within the meaning, and for the purposes, of the Act of 1925;

the appointed day” means the first day of April, 1948;

approved service under the relevant pension provisions” means all service which a former professional fireman not subject to the Act of 1925 would, by virtue of the provisions as to pensions rapplicable in his case, the Police and Firemen (War Service) Act, 1939, or, as the case may be, the Local Government Staffs (War Service) Act, 1939, and the Regulations specified in the Schedule to these Regulations, immediately before he ceased to be employed in the National Fire Service, be entitled to reckon as approved service within the meaning, and for the purposes, of the said provisions applicable in his case;

contributing servicehas the same meaning as in the Local Government Superannuation Act, 1937;

former authority”, in relation to—

(a)

a person in whose case the National Fire Service (Preservation of Pensions) (Police Firemen) Regulations, 1941(3), as amended by the National Fire Service (Preservation of Pensions) (Police Firemen) (No. 2) Regulations, 1945(4), had effect immediately before he ceased to be employed in the National Fire Service, means the police authority for the police force of which he was last a member before he became a member of the National Fire Service,

(b)

a person, not being a former professional fireman, to whom the Police Pensions Act, 1921, applied immediately before he ceased to be employed in the National Fire Service, means the police authority for the police force of which he was a member immediately before he ceased as aforesaid, and

(c)

any other person, means the local authority which maintained the fire brigade of which he was last a member before he became a member of the National Fire Service;

former local brigade”, in relation to any person, means the fire brigade of which he was last a member before he became a member of the National Fire Service;

former police force”, in relation to any person, means the police force of which he was last a member before he became a member of the National Fire Service;

former professional fireman” means a person in whose case any of the Regulations specified in the Schedule to these Regulations had effect immediately before he ceased to be employed in the National Fire Service;

former professional fireman subject to the Act of 1925” means a former professional fireman in whose case the National Fire Service (Preservation of Pensions) (Act of 1925) Regulations, 1941(5), as amended by the National Fire Service (Preservation of Pensions) (Act of 1925) Regulations, 1945(6), had effect immediately before he ceased to be employed in the National Fire Service;

former professional fireman not subject to the Act of 1925” means a former professional fireman other than one in whose case the National Fire Service (Preservation of Pensions) (Act of 1925) Regulations, 1941, as amended by the National Fire Service (Preservation of Pensions) (Act of 1925) Regulations, 1945, had effect immediately before he ceased to be employed in the National Fire Service;

local Act authority” and “local Act schemehave the same meaning as in the Local Government Superannuation Act, 1937;

local Act scheme service”, in relation to any person, means service reckonable as service, or as a period of contribution, for the purpose of calculating his superannuation allowance under the local Act scheme;

local authorityhas the same meaning as in the Local Government Superannuation Act, 1937;

(2) The Interpretation Act, 1889, shall apply to the interpretation of these Regulations as it applies to the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.

(1)

I, p. 320.

(2)

I, p. 390.

(3)

I, p. 328.

(4)

I, p. 389.

(5)

I, p. 320.

(6)

I, p. 390.

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