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The Fire Services (Pensionable Employment) Regulations 1949

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1.—(1) Where the total amount of the pay reckoned in accordance with paragraph (2) of Regulation 8 of the Fire Services (Pensionable Employment) Regulations, 1948(1), received by a person to whom the said Regulation 8 applies in his employment in the National Fire Service in respect of the period commencing on the first day of April, 1946, and ending on the thirty-first day of March, 1948, was greater than his comparable remuneration under a local authority, then, notwithstanding anything in the said paragraph (2), the payment referred to in paragraph (1) of the said Regulation 8 to be made by him shall be an amount equal to six per cent. of his said comparable remuneration under a local authority.

(2) In this Regulation, in relation to any person, the expression “his comparable remuneration under a local authority” means the total amount of the remuneration as defined in sub-section (1) of section fortyof the Local Government Superannuation Act, 1937, which he would be entitled to receive in respect of the employment under a local authority upon which he entered on the first day of April, 1948, and in respect of—

(a)in the case of a person whose period of continuous service in the National Fire Service immediately before the first day of April, 1948, commenced on or before the first day of April, 1946, a period of two years commencing on the first day of April, 1948, and

(b)in the case of any other person, a period commencing on the first day of April, 1948, and continuing for a time equal to the period of his continuous service in the National Fire Service immediately before the said first day of April, 1948,

if in either case he continued throughout that period to be in the said employment and remunerated at a rate the same as that to which he became entitled on the said first day of April, 1948.

2.  Where the payment referred to in paragraph (1) of Regulation 8 of the Fire Services (Pensionable Employment) Regulations, 1948, to be made by any person is determined in accordance with Regulation 1 of these Regulations instead of in accordance with paragraph (2) of the said Regulation 8, then, for the purpose of determining the sum payable under Regulation 11 of the said Fire Services (Pensionable Employm ent) Regulations, 1948, by the Secretary of State in respect of that person, the said Regulation 11 shall have effect as if—

(a)the definition substituted by sub-paragraph (c) of paragraph (2) thereof for the definition of “remuneration” contained in paragraph 1 of the First Schedule to the Local Government Superannuation (Transfer Value) Regulations, 1939, (2) were as follows, that is to say:—

remuneration’,in relation to any employee, means the remuneration, as defined in subsection (1) of section forty of the Act, to which he became entitled on first entering upon employment under a local authority after the material date;,

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(b)the reference in paragraph (3) thereof to the amount paid under Regulation 8 of the said Fire Services (Pensionable Employment) Regulations, 1948, were a reference to the amount paid under the said Regulation as modified by Regulation 1 of these Regulations.

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

4.  These Regulations may be cited as the Fire Services (Pensionable Employment) Regulations, 1949, and shall come into operation on the twenty-seventh day of January, 1949.

J. Chuter Ede

One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State

Home Office, Whitehall

19th January, 1949

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