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The Refractories Industries (Silicosis) and Sandstone Industry (Silicosis) Schemes (Transfer of Beneficiaries) Scheme 1977

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1.—(1) This scheme, which may be cited as the Refractories Industries (Silicosis) and Sandstone Industry (Silicosis) Schemes (Transfer of Beneficiaries) Scheme 1977, shall come into operation on 1st July 1977.

(2) In this scheme, unless the context otherwise requires—

the Old Cases Act” means the Industrial Injuries and Diseases (Old Cases) Act 1975;

the appropriate determining authority” means an insurance officer or, as the case may be, a local tribunal or a National Insurance Commissioner within the meaning of section 97 of the Social Security Act 1975;

the operative date” means 1st July 1977 (the date on which section 10(1) of the Social Security (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1977 comes into operation(1));

the Silicosis Schemes” means the Refractories Industries (Silicosis) Scheme 1931(2) and the Sandstone Industry (Silicosis) Scheme 1931(3) as amended(4),Silicosis Scheme” means either of those schemes as the case may be and “the relevant Silicosis Scheme” means the Silicosis Scheme under which the claimant or beneficiary claimed or was entitled to compensation.

(3) The rules for the construction of Acts of Parliament contained in the Interpretation Act 1889 shall apply for the purposes of the interpretation of this scheme as they apply for the purposes of the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.

(1)

See S.I. 1977/618 (1977 I, p. 1935).

(2)

(Rev. XXIV, p. 608: 1931, p. 714).

(3)

(Rev. XXIV, p. 620: 1931, p. 728).

(4)

The amending instruments are S.R. & O. 1939/635, (Rev. XXIV, p. 620: 1939 II, p. 3552), 1946/595 (Rev. XXIV, p. 634: 1946 I, p. 2236).

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