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The Royal Irish Constabulary (Widows' Pensions) Regulations 1971

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3.—(1) In these Regulations “the standard weekly rate” means the rate of £6.00 a week unless the widow is over the age of 80 years in which case it means the rate of £6.25 a week.

(2) In these Regulations “state insurance benefit” means any benefit or pension under the National Insurance Act 1965 or the National Insurance (Industrial Injuries) Act 1965 or any similar benefit or pension paid out of public funds in Northern Ireland, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland.

(3) In these Regulations, “childincludes a stepchild and a child adopted in pursuance of an order of a court of law; and for the purposes of these Regulations a child may be treated as a dependent child—

(a)during any period while he is under the age of 15 years; and

(b)during any period before the first day of August next following the day on which he attains the age of 16 years while he is undergoing full-time instruction in a school or is an apprentice.

(4) Any reference in these Regulations to the rate of any pension shall be construed as a reference to that rate after taking into account any increases payable under the Pensions (Increase) Act 1971.

(5) For the purpose of determining the amount of any payment under these Regulations there shall be deemed to be 52 weeks and one-sixth of a week in every year.

(6) Any reference in these Regulations to any enactment shall be construed as a reference to that enactment as amended by or under any subsequent enactment.

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

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