Probation Officers (Superannuation) Act 1947

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1947 c. 38


Probation Officers (Superannuation) Act, 1947.

(10 & 11 Geo. 6.) CHAPTER 38.

An Act to make fresh provision with respect to the payment of superannuation allowances and gratuities to or in respect of probation officers and certain former probation officers and to make provision with respect to the payment of such allowances and gratuities to or in respect of clerks appointed to assist probation officers in the performance of their duties.

[31st July 1947]

Be it enacted by the King'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 Superannuation of probation officers and clerks to probation officers.

1 Superannuation of probation officers and clerks to probation officers.

(1) The Secretary of State may by order apply to—

(a ) probation officers appointed under Part I of the Criminal Justice Act, 1925 (hereinafter referred to as ‘probation officers’) other than probation officers in the City of London, or any class of probation officers other than as aforesaid; and

(b ) clerks appointed to assist probation officers in the performance of their duties either by probation committees or the Secretary of State or before the first day of July, nineteen hundred and forty-four, by probation officers, or any class of clerks so appointed;

the provisions of the Local Government Superannuation Act, 1937 , or of a local superannuation enactment, subject in any case to such adaptations, modifications and exceptions as he thinks fit, and transfer, to such superannuation funds maintained under the said Act of 1937 or a local superannuation enactment as may be specified in the order, the liabilities of the superannuation fund established under the arrangements made by the Secretary of State under subsection (3) of section one of the Criminal Justice Act, 1925 (hereinafter referred to as the ‘existing superannuation arrangements’) in respect of the payment superannuation allowances under those arrangements to persons who, immediately before the coming into operation of the order, are entitled to receive such allowances under those arrangements.

(2) The provisions applied by any such order as aforesaid shall, in relation to probation officers to whom the existing superannuation arrangements apply, have effect in lieu of those arrangements.

(3) An order under this section may, so far as relating to probation officers and clerks, make different provision with respect to different classes thereof, and may contain such incidental, consequential and supplemental provisions as appear to the Secretary of State to be requisite or expedient for the purposes of the order, and (without prejudice to the generality of this subsection) may provide—

(a ) for the winding up of the superannuation fund established under the existing superannuation arrangements and the distribution of the assets thereof remaining after the payment of the expenses of the winding up amongst superannuation funds maintained under the Local Government Superannuation Act, 1937, or a local superannuation enactment; and

(b ) for the payment by probation committees to superannuation funds so maintained of sums requisite to prevent the arising therein of deficiencies that would otherwise arise by reason of provisions of the order...

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