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The Personal Injuries (Civilians) Scheme 1983

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Forfeiture of pensions

68.—(1) Where a person to or in respect of whom, or in respect of whose death, a pension may be or has been awarded, is or at the date of his death was—

(a)in pursuance of a sentence or order of a Court upon his being found guilty of an offence, serving a term of imprisonment, detention, preventive detention or corrective training, or detained in a Borstal institution, or Young Offenders' Institution; or

(b)an enemy alien and, as such, interned, detained or expelled from the United Kingdom; or

(c)under any enactment detained, or deported from, required to leave, or prohibited from entering the United Kingdom, Great Britain or Northern Ireland, or detained under any Defence Regulation made, or continued in force, under any enactment, or a person whose certificate of naturalisation has been revoked;

the Secretary of State may withhold the award of the pension or, if it has been awarded, may direct that it shall be forfeited as from such date (including any past date) as he may think fit.

(2) The Secretary of State may, upon such terms and as from such date (including any past date) as he thinks fit, restore, either in whole or in part, a pension forfeited under this Article or under the provisions relating to unworthiness to receive a grant from public funds of any previous Scheme made under the Act.

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