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Local Government Staffs (War Service) Act (Northern Ireland) 1939

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1Payments to make up civil remuneration.N.I.

(1)Where a person serving in any capacity with a local authority (hereafter in this section referred to as “his civil capacity” ) ceases so to serve in order to undertake war service, the local authority shall have power to make to or in respect of him such payments as are hereafter in this section provided.

(2)While any such person is engaged in war service the local authority may pay to him, or to or for the benefit of his wife or other dependants nominated by him, a sum which shall not exceed the remuneration which he would have received if he had continued to serve in his civil capacity, after deducting therefrom the amount of his war service pay.

(3)In the event of the notification of the death of any such person while engaged in war service, or of his having become missing while so engaged, being given by the authority competent in that behalf, the local authority may, during a period not exceeding twenty-six weeks from the date of the notification, pay to or for the benefit of his wife or other dependants such sum as might have been paid to him under the last preceding sub-section if he had been so engaged during that period:

Provided that, in fixing the sum to be paid under this sub-section, regard shall be had to any pension or other sum payable to or for the benefit of the wife or other dependants out of public or charitable funds.

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