1. In this Scheme:–
“the Act” means the Dock Work Act 1989;
“employee” means a person who immediately before 3rd July 1989 was a permanent worker or a temporarily unattached worker as defined in the Dock Workers Employment Scheme 1967(1);
“employer” except in the phrase “successor employer” means a former registered employer as defined in section 5(13) of the Act;
“the relevant purposes” means for the purposes of section 5 of the Act and of the Scheme;
“service” means any period in which the employee’s name was entered in any statutory register of dock workers (whether or not he was in the employment of an employer) immediately prior to 3rd July 1989 together with the period in which he was continuously employed (within the meaning of Schedule 13 of the Employment Protection (Consolidation) Act 1978(2)) by his employer immediately thereafter and any period of continuous employment by a successor employer from the date of the employee ceasing to be employed by his employer;
“successor employer” has the same meaning as in section 5(3)(a) of the Act.