Judges' Remuneration Act 1965

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1965 c. 61


Judges' RemunerationAct 1965

1965 CHAPTER 61

An Act to increase the salaries attached to certain high judicial offices; to increase the rate of the Lord Chancellor's pension; to provide for the appointment of additional judges of the High Court in England; and for connected purposes.

[5th August 1965]

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

S-1 Increased salaries of judges.

1 Increased salaries of judges.

(1) There shall be paid to the holder of any judicial office listed in Schedule 1 to this Act a salary at the annual rate specified in relation to that office in the second column of that Schedule.

(2) Her Majesty may at any time by Order in Council direct that any of the salaries to which the foregoing subsection applies shall be increased to such amount as may be specified in the Order.

(3) No recommendation shall be made to Her Majesty in Council to make an Order under this section unless a draft of the Order has been laid before Parliament and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.

(4) Any Order under this section—

(a ) may contain such transitional, supplementary and incidental provisions as may appear to Her Majesty to be necessary or expedient for the purposes of the Order; and

(b ) may be revoked or varied by a subsequent Order under this section, but not so as to reduce the amount of any salary payable immediately before the making of the subsequent Order.

S-2 Lord Chancellor's salary and pension.

2 Lord Chancellor's salary and pension.

(1) There shall be paid to the Lord Chancellor a salary at such rate as together with the salary payable to him as Speaker of the House of Lords will amount to 14,500 a year.

(2) The annual amount of any pension granted under the Lord Chancellor's Pension Act 1832 for service as Lord Chancellor shall in the case of a person who resigned that office after the commencement of this Act be 6,250 instead of 5,000 and any Letters Patent issued under that Act before the commencement of this Act shall have effect accordingly.

S-3 Additional judges of High Court in England.

3 Additional judges of High Court in England.

3. The maximum number of puisne judges of the High Court in England shall be increased from fifty-six to sixty-three.

S-4 Supplementary provisions.

4 Supplementary provisions.

(1) There shall be charged on and paid out of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom—

(a ) the salaries payable under sections 1 and 2(1) of this Act; and

(b ) any increase attributable to this Act in the sums payable out of that Fund under any other enactment.

(2) The salary payable to any person under section 1 or section 2(1) of this Act shall in each case be abated by the amount of any pension payable to him in respect of any public office in the United Kingdom or elsewhere to which he had previously been appointed or elected.

(3) The amount of the annual salary of the holder of any judicial office listed in Schedule 1 to this Act shall, notwithstanding that the salary is abated by reason of the last foregoing subsection, be treated for the purpose of computing the pension payable to him in respect of that office and any derivative benefit within the meaning of the Administration of Justice (Pensions) Act 1950 which depends upon eligibility for such a pension as the amount prescribed by or under section 1 of this Act and not the amount as so abated.

S-5 Short title, consequential amendments, repeals and commencement.

5 Short title, consequential amendments, repeals and commencement.

(1) This Act may be cited as the Judges' Remuneration Act 1965 .

(2) The enactments described in Schedule 2 to this Act shall have effect subject to the amendments set out in that Schedule, being amendments consequential on the foregoing provisions of this Act.

(3) The enactments described in Schedule 3 to this Act (which includes enactments which have become obsolete or unnecessary) are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule.

(4) This Act, except so far as relating to the number of judges of the High Court in England, shall come into force on 1st April 1966; and any reference in any provision of this Act to the commencement of this Act shall be construed as a reference to the day on which that provision comes into operation.

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SCHEDULE 1

Judicial Salaries

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