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The Pensions Increase (Annual Review) Order 1977

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2.—(1) In this Order—

the 1971 Act” means the Pensions (Increase) Act 1971;

the 1974 Act” means the Pensions (Increase) Act 1974;

basic ratehas the meaning given by section 17(1) of the 1971 Act, as amended by section 1(3) of the 1974 Act;

the existing Orders” means the Pensions Increase (Annual Review) Order 1972(1), the Pensions Increase (Annual Review) Order 1973(2), the Pensions Increase (Annual Review) Order 1974(3), the Pensions Increase (Annual Review) Order 1975(4) and the Pensions Increase (Annual Review) Order 1976(5);

official pensionhas the meaning given by section 5(1) of the 1971 Act;

pension authorityhas the meaning given by section 7(1) of the 1971 Act;

qualifying condition” means one of the conditions laid down in section 3 of the 1971 Act, as amended by section 3(2) and (3) of the 1974 Act;

widow's pension” means a pension payable in respect of the services of the pensioner's deceased husband.

(2) For the purposes of this Order the time when a pension “begins” is that stated in section 8(2) of the 1971 Act, and the “beginning dateshall be construed accordingly.

(3) The Interpretation Act 1889 shall apply for the interpretation of this Order as it applies for the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.

(1)

(1972 II, p. 3910).

(2)

S.I. 1977/1370 (1973 II, p. 4234).

(3)

(1974 II, p. 5267)

(4)

(1975 II, p. 4745)

(5)

(1976 II, p. 3774).

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