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The Scotland Act 1998 (Transitory and Transitional Provisions) (Scottish Parliamentary Pension Scheme) Order 1999

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Pension for First Minister and Presiding Officer

S1.—(1) Any person who has held the office of First Minister or Presiding Officer shall, on ceasing to hold that office and subject to paragraph (2), be entitled to receive a pension under this article.

(2) No pension shall be payable under this article to any person so long as he is in receipt of any salary charged or payable out of–

(a)the Scottish Consolidated Fund other than a salary payable in respect of his membership of the Parliament; or

(b)the Consolidated Fund or out of monies provided by Parliament other than a salary payable in respect of his membership of the House of Commons.

(3) The annual amount of a pension payable under this article shall be equal to one half of the salary payable in respect of the office in question at the rate in force on the person’s ceasing to hold that office.

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