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The Pensions Increase (Parliamentary Pensions) Regulations 1973

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Pensions Increase (Parliamentary Pensions) Regulations 1973, and shall come into operation on 1st December 1973.

2.—(1) In these Regulations—

the 1965 Act” means the Ministerial Salaries and Members' Pensions Act 1965;

the 1972 Act” means the Parliamentary and other Pensions Act 1972;

the 1972 Regulations” means the Pensions Increase (Parliamentary Pensions) Regulations 1972(1)

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

3.  The provisions of the Pensions (Increase) Act 1971 shall apply in relation to a pension payable under Part II of the 1965 Act or Part I of the 1972 Act subject to the modifications specified in the following provisions of these Regulations.

4.  Subject to the provisions of Regulations 5 and 6 below, the modifications subject to which the provisions of the Pensions (Increase) Act 1971 apply, by virtue of the 1972 Regulations, in relation to a pension payable under Part II of the 1965 Act or Part I of the 1972 Act shall be disregarded in calculating the amount by which such a pension may be increased under the Pensions Increase (Annual Review) Order 1973(2) or any subsequent Order under section 2 of the Pensions (Increase) Act 1971.

5.  For the purpose of calculating the increase that may be made under the Pensions Increase (Annual Review) Order 1973 or any subsequent Order under section 2 of the Pensions (Increase) Act 1971 in a pension payable under Part II of the 1965 Act or Part I of the 1972 Act beginning on or before 1st July 1972, the amount of any increase under section 1 of the Pensions (Increase) Act 1971 or under the Pensions Increase (Annual Review) Order 1972(3) shall be taken to be the amount of any increase under that section or that Order as modified by the 1972 Regulations.

6.  For the purpose of calculating the increase that may be made under the Pensions Increase (Annual Review) Order 1973 or any subsequent Order under section 2 of the Pensions (Increase) Act 1971 in a pension payable under Part I of the 1972 Act beginning in the six months following 1st July 1972, the pension shall be treated as beginning on 1st July 1972, and the amount of any increase under section 1 of the Pensions (Increase) Act 1971 or under the Pensions Increase (Annual Review) Order 1972 shall be taken to be the amount of any increase under that section or that Order as modified by the 1972 Regulations.

7.  For the purposes of the Pensions (Increase) Act 1971 and any Order under section 2 of that Act, a pension under Part I of the 1972 Act beginning on or after 2nd January 1973 shall be treated as beginning on 1st January 1973.

Given under the official seal of the Minister for the Civil Service on 5th November 1973.

L.S.

Kenneth Baker

Parliamentary Secretary to the Civil Service Department

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