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Pensions (Increase) Act (Northern Ireland) 1971

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16Repeal, and transitional provisions.N.I.

Subs.(1), with Schedule 3, effects repeals

(2)Where at 31st August 1971 authority to increase any pensions was given by regulations under any enactment repealed by subsection (1), being an enactment corresponding to any provision of Part II, then in respect of any period between that date and the coming into force of regulations under that provision there may be paid on those pensions the like increase, and the cost shall be defrayed in the same way, as if this Act had not been passed; and the first regulations made with respect to any pensions under any provision of Part II may take effect from 1st September 1971, notwithstanding that that date occurred before the passing of this Act, (but not so as to reduce any increase payable by virtue of this subsection in respect of a period before they come into force).

(3)Where at 31st August 1971 there were in force with respect to any official pensions (other than pensions to which section 11 or 12(2) applies) regulations under any enactment repealed by subsection (1), being an enactment corresponding to section 5(3), then unless or until regulations come into force under section 5(3) with respect to those pensions, or the Ministry by order directs that this subsection shall not apply to them, those pensions shall not be increased in accordance with this Act, but the like increases may be paid as if this Act had not been passed.

(4)Except as otherwise provided by or under this Act, the repeal by this Act of the Pensions (Increase) Acts (Northern Ireland) 1920 to 1969 shall not affect the operation of any provision made otherwise than by or under those Acts and authorising increases in pensions by reference to increases under those Acts or any of them.

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