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Superannuation Act (Northern Ireland) 1967

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91Meaning of “civil service” and “civil servant” and supplementary provisions.N.I.

(1)In this Act “civil service” means the civil service of Northern Ireland.

(2)In this Act “civil servant” means a person (not being a transferred Irish officer who was an established civil servant in the permanent civil service of the United Kingdom at the date on which he became an officer of the Government of Northern Ireland or was allocated to that Government) serving in an established capacity in the permanent civil service, and references in this Act to persons ceasing to be civil servants, to persons retiring from being civil servants and to retired civil servants shall be construed accordingly.

(3)Except where the context otherwise requires, any reference in this Act to a person ceasing to be a civil servant includes a reference to the death of a person who dies while he is a civil servant.

(4)For the purposes of this Act no person shall be deemed to have served in the permanent civil service unless he holds his appointment directly from the Crown or has been admitted into the civil service with a certificate from the Civil Service Commissioners for Northern Ireland or as a specially appointed officer.

(5)For the purposes of this Act, any person—

(a)who has served as a civil servant and commenced so to serve at any time between the 6th June 1921 and the 22nd December 1926; and

(b)in relation to whom a certificate was issued by the Civil Service Commissioners for Northern Ireland on or before the 22nd December 1926,

shall be deemed to have been admitted with the said certificate into the civil service upon such date as the MinistryF1 may certify in that behalf, notwithstanding that the said certificate may have been issued after the date certified by the MinistryF1.

F1The Ministry is defined in s.93 (rep. with saving) as M/Fin.

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