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The Justices of the Peace Act, 1949 (Compensation) Regulations 1954

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7.—(1) On receipt of a first claim from a claimant for compensation in respect of loss of office, not being a claim for resettlement payment under Part VI of this Schedule, the determining authority shall consider forthwith whether the claimant is a person to whom this Part of this Schedule applies, and, if they consider that he is not such a person, shall so advise him within one month of the receipt of the claim.

(2) This Part of this Schedule applies to a whole-time officer or a part-time officer who, after attaining the age of eighteen years, for the period of eight years immediately preceding the material date continuously (except for breaks not exceeding in the aggregate eighteen months) devoted the whole or part only of his time to the office of clerk of the peace or justices' clerk or to assisting the holder of such an office in the performance of the duties of that office or to any combination of any such offices or employments except in so far as he was engaged on national service or war service undertaken on his ceasing to hold any such office or employment.

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