Explanatory Notes

Scottish Parliamentary Pensions Act 2009

2009 asp 1

25 February 2009

Commentary on sections

Schedule 3 transitional Provisions and Savings

Paragraph 8: Total reckonable service

510.Total reckonable service is defined in rule 35 (see paragraphs 135-137). Total reckonable service is used in relation to the calculation of entitlement to short service refunds under Part M and entitlement to transfers under Part N.

511.Paragraph 8 makes clear that “actual period of reckonable service as a participant” (see article E1 of the 1999 pensions order) is added to the calculation of total reckonable service made under rule 35. Actual period of reckonable service as a participant is the period of membership of the 1999 scheme rules during which contributions were paid. It is the aggregate of service as an MSP member or office-holder only or as both an MSP member and an office-holder.