Culture and Recreation Bill [H.L.] - continued        House of Lords
PART V, MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS - continued

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The Superannuation Act 1972
Extension to certain offices and employments.     46. - (1) Employment with-
 
 
    (a) the trustees of Sir John Soane's Museum,
 
    (b) the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England,
 
    (c) the British Library Board,
 
    (d) the Registrar of Public Lending Right,
 
    (e) Culture Online, or
 
    (f) the Sports Ground Safety Authority,
       shall be included among the kinds of employment to which a scheme under section 1 of the Superannuation Act 1972 can apply.
 
      (2) The office of Registrar of Public Lending Right shall be included among the offices to which a scheme under section 1 of the Superannuation Act 1972 can apply.
 
      (3) In consequence of subsections (1) and (2), amend Schedule 1 to the Superannuation Act 1972 (which lists the kinds of offices and employments to which section 1 of that Act applies) by inserting at the appropriate place-
 
 
    (a) in the list of "Museums and Galleries", the entry-
 
    Sir John Soane's Museum.;
 
    (b) in the list of "Royal Commissions and other Commissions", the entry-
 
    Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England.;
 
    (c) in the list of "Other bodies", the entries-
 
    "British Library.";
 
    "Culture Online.";
 
    "Employment as an assistant registrar or member of staff appointed by the Registrar of Public Lending Right.";
 
    "Sports Ground Safety Authority.";
 
    (d) in the list of "Offices", the entry-
 
    "Registrar of Public Lending Right."
      (4) Section 1 of the Superannuation Act 1972 shall also apply to persons who-
 
 
    (a) at any time before the coming into force of subsection (1) in relation to employment with any body or person mentioned in that subsection, have ceased to serve in employment with that body or person;
 
    (b) at any time before the coming into force of subsection (2), have ceased to serve as Registrar of Public Lending Right; or
 
    (c) at any time before 1st April 1999 have ceased to serve in employment with the Trustees of the National Heritage Memorial Fund.
      (5) Where any person is both-
 
 
    (a) a member of any of the bodies, or a holder of any of the offices, specified in subsection (1) above, and
 
    (b) a participant by reference to his service as an officer or employee of that body or person in a scheme under section 1 of the Superannuation Act 1972,
       the Minister for the Civil Service may determine that his service as such a member or office holder (including service before he became an officer or employee) shall be treated for the purposes of the scheme as service as an employee of the body or person.
 
      (6) A determination under subsection (5) is without prejudice to-
 
 
    (a) paragraph 11 or 23 of Schedule 1;
 
    (b) paragraph 9 of Schedule 2;
 
    (c) any other enactment which provides for the payment or provision of pensions, allowances or gratuities to or in respect of members of any of the bodies, or holders of any of the offices, specified in subsection (1) above.
      (7) For the purposes of any particular scheme made under section 1 of the Superannuation Act 1972, a person to whom that section applies by virtue of this section shall be taken not to be a person whose terms of appointment state him to be outside the civil service superannuation arrangements.
 
      (8) Each of the bodies or persons specified in subsection (1) or (4)(c) shall pay to the Minister for the Civil Service at such times as he may direct, such sums as he may determine in respect of the increase attributable to this section (so far as referable to that body or person) in the sums payable under the Superannuation Act 1972 out of money provided by Parliament.
 
      (9) Any sums received by the Minister for the Civil Service by virtue of this section shall be paid into the Consolidated Fund or used as an appropriation in aid for the purposes of section 1 of the Superannuation Act 1972.
 
Delegation of functions.     47. - (1) The Minister for the Civil Service may, to such extent and subject to such conditions as he thinks fit, delegate to any person the function of administering a scheme made under section 1 of the Superannuation Act 1972, so far as relating to-
 
 
    (a) employees of any of the bodies specified in subsection (1) or (4)(c) of section 46; or
 
    (b) holders of the office specified in subsection (2) of that section.
      (2) A person to whom the function of administering a scheme made under section 1 of the Superannuation Act 1972 is delegated under subsection (1) may, to such extent and subject to such conditions as he may determine, authorise the exercise of that function by, or by employees of, any person.
 
      (3) Where a person is authorised under subsection (2) to exercise the function of administering a scheme made under section 1 of the Superannuation Act 1972, anything done or omitted to be done by or in relation to him (or an employee of his) in, or in connection with, the exercise or purported exercise of the function shall be treated for all purposes as done or omitted to be done by the person who authorised him.
 
      (4) Subsection (3) does not apply for the purposes of-
 
 
    (a) any criminal proceedings against the authorised person (or any employee of his); or
 
    (b) any contract between him and the person who authorised him, so far as relating to the function.
 
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