(1)In this Measure, unless the context otherwise requires—

(2)For the purposes of this Measure, where the qualifying period of pensionable service performed by a scheme member comprises or is deemed to comprise a period of both past service and future service the portion attributable to past service or future service, as the case may be shall be calculated without reference to any period of service following the completion of the minimum number of years entitling him to maximum benefits.

(3)This Measure shall be construed as one with the [1961 No. 3.] Clergy Pensions Measure 1961.

10Amendments and repeals

(1)The enactments specified in Schedule 1 to this Measure shall have effect subject to the amendments specified in that Schedule, being minor amendments or amendments consequential on the preceding provisions of this Measure.

(2)The enactments specified in Schedule 2 to this Measure are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule.

(3)Without prejudice to the application of section 16 of the [1978 c. 30.] Interpretation Act 1978, the repeal of subsection (1A) of section 3 of the [1967 No. 1.] Clergy Pensions (Amendment) Measure 1967 and rules 10 and 11 of the Church of England Pensions (Lump Sum Payments) Rules 1988 shall not apply in the case of the death of a scheme member occurring before the appointed day.

11Citation, commencement and extent

(1)This Measure may be cited as the Pensions Measure 1997 and this Measure may be cited with the Church of England (Pensions) Measures 1961 to 1988 as the Church of England (Pensions) Measures 1961 to 1997.

(2)This Measure shall come into force on such day as the Archbishops of Canterbury and York may jointly appoint.

(3)This Measure shall extend to the whole of the provinces of Canterbury and York except the Channel Islands, but the provisions thereof may be applied to the Channel Islands as defined in the Channel Islands (Church Legislation) Measures 1931 and 1957, or either of them, in accordance with those Measures.