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This Order is the second Commencement Order made under the Armed Forces (Pensions and Compensation) Act 2004 (“the Act”).
Article 2(1) brings into force on 22nd February 2005 the provisions of the Act listed in column 1 of Schedule 1 to the Order. Where a particular purpose is specified in column 2 of the Schedule, the corresponding provision comes into force on 22nd February 2005 for that purpose only. Sections 1 and 3 of the Act provide that the Secretary of State may establish or modify pension and compensation schemes for the armed and reserve forces. Section 5 of and provisions in Schedule 1 to the Act are brought into force for purposes relating to regulation-making powers exercised under sections 6A, 6C and 6D of the Pensions Appeal Tribunals Act 1943.
Article 2(2) brings into force on 6th April 2005 the provisions of the Act listed in column 1 of Schedule 2 to the Order. Where a particular purpose is specified in column 2 of the Schedule, the corresponding provision comes into force on 6th April 2005 for that purpose only. Schedule 1 to the Act amends the Pensions Appeal Tribunals Act 1943. The other provisions which are brought into force make arrangements in relation to payments due to deceased members of the armed and reserve forces, amend the Forfeiture Act 1982 (c. 34) and the Social Security Act 1998 (c. 14), and repeal the provisions set out in Schedule 3 to the Act (save as set out in column 2 of Schedule 2 to the Order).
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