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1896.

Poor Law Officers Superannuation Act, 1896.

Ch. 50.

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officer or servant who has been dismissed or required to resign, or of any proposal to grant a gratuity under this Act, will be considered.

Allowances not assignable10. Every superannuation allowance granted under this Act shall be payable to or in trust for the officer or servant, and shall not be assignable or chargeable with his debts or other liabilities.

Annual Returns to Local Government Board11. Every board of guardians shall make annually to the Local Government Board, in the form and at the time prescribed by the Board, a return of all superannuation allowances and gratuities paid by them under this Act during the preceding year, with such particulars as to the names and ages of the recipients and otherwise as the Board shall require.

Contribution. Obligation of officers and servants to contribute12. Subject to the provisions of this Act, every officer and Obligation of servant in the service or employment of the guardians of a union shall contribute annually for the purposes of this Act a percentage amount of his salary or wages and emoluments according to the scale laid down by this Act, such amount to be from time to time deducted from the salary or wages payable to him and to be carried to and form part of the common fund of the union.

Scale of contributions13. The percentage amounts to be deducted annually for the purposes of this Act shall be as follows, that is to say—

In the case of officers and servants with less than five years service at the passing of this Act, or appointed after the passing of this Act, two per cent, of the salary or wages and emoluments for each year:

In the case of officers and servants with more than five and less than fifteen years' service at the passing of this Act, two and a half per cent, of the .salary or wages and emoluments for each year:

In the case of officers and servants with more than fifteen years' service at the passing of this Act, three per cent, of the salary or wages and emoluments for each year.

Application of Act to other Authorities.

Application of Act to district schools and asylums . The provisions of this Act shall apply to the managers of district schools and sick asylums, and to the managers of the metropolitan asylums district, and to their officers and servants, in asylums, in like manner as nearly as may be as they apply to guardians and to their officers and servants; and the contributions of the officers and servants of such managers shall be carried to and form part of the fund applicable to the general expenses of such managers, and the superannuation allowances and gratuities under this Act shall be paid out of the said fund.

Existing Officers and Servants.

Saving for existing officers and servants 15. Any officer or servant in the service or employment of guardians or any other authority to whom this Act applies may at