(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order transfers to the principal civil service pension scheme (“the PCSPS”) certain members and beneficiaries of the pension arrangements having effect by virtue of section 15(2) of the Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1967, which are known as the Metropolitan Civil Staffs Superannuation Scheme (“the MCSSS”). The members and beneficiaries covered by the Order are persons employed or formerly employed by the Metropolitan Police Authority (or one of its predecessors) otherwise than as constables and their dependants.
Article 1 provides for the Order to come into effect from 1st September 2002, in accordance with the power in section 411(7) of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c 29).
Article 2 provides for the interpretation of the Order.
Article 3 transfers the active members of the MCSSS to the PCSPS.
Article 4 transfers the deferred and pensioner members of the MCSSS to the PCSPS.
Article 5 provides for pensions payable under the MCSSS to persons who have not themselves been in relevant employment, like surviving dependants and ex-spouses with pension credit rights awarded on divorce or nullity, to be paid instead under the PCSPS.
Article 6 provides for pensions payable by the Metropolitan Police Authority under the Metropolitan Police Staff (Superannuation) Acts 1875 to 1931 to be paid instead under the PCSPS.
These provisions do not impose any costs on business.