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THE FIRE SERVICES (PENSIONABLE EMPLOYMENT) REGULATIONS, 1948.

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7.—(1) Where any person who has been employed in the National Fire Service, not being a former professional fireman, enters on the appointed day upon employment in the civil service of the Crown, he shall, if he makes to the Secretary of State the payment provided for in paragraph (2) of this Regulation, be deemed for the purposes of the Superannuation Acts, 1834 to 1946, to have performed a period of continuous service in an established capacity in the civil service of the State, within the meaning of the said Acts, ending immediately before the said day, equal to one-and-a-third times the aggregate length of the following periods of service, that is to say:—

(a)one-half of the total period of all service performed by that person after the second day of September, 1939, and before the thirteenth day of January, 1946, as a member of the Auxiliary Fire Service or of the National Fire Service, and

(b)the total period of all service performed by him after the twelfth day of January, 1946, as a member of the National Fire Service.

(2) The payment referred to in paragraph (1) of this Regulation, to be made by any person, is a payment equal to the aggregate of the following amounts, that is to say:—

(a)two-and-a-half per cent. of the total amount of pay received by him as a member of the Auxiliary Fire Service and of the National Fire Service in respect of the period commencing on the third day of September, 1939, and ending immediately before the thirteenth day of January, 1946, and

(b)five per cent. of the total amount of pay received by him as a member of the National Fire Service in respect of the period commencing on the said thirteenth day of January.

(3) In this Regulation “pay”, in relation to any person, means pay actually received by that person and does not include the value of free quarters or of fuel or light supplied without charge, nor allowances towards rent or towards the cost of lodgings, fuel or light, nor allowances to meet expenses on subsistence, travelling, or the cost of uniform or boots, nor other like allowances.

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