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1896.

Poor Law Officers Superannuation Act, 1896.

Ch. 50.

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Power of Local Government Board to decide questions18. The Local Government Board may, if they think fit, determine any question which may arise between guardians or any other authority to whom this Act applies and any officer or servant, and which may be referred to them by either party, as to the right to or the amount of superannuation allowance of such officer or servant, and the decision of the Local Government Board shall be binding and conclusive.

Definitions 19. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires

"Guardians" includes the trustees or overseers of any parish appointed or incorporated under a local Act, and any vestry or other authority charged with the administration of the relief of the poor for any union, parish, or other area:

"Union" includes any parish or other area for which the relief of the poor is administered by guardians as above defined:

"Common fund of the union" means the fund out of which the salaries of the officers of the union, parish, or other area are paid:

"Officer" includes every officer in the service of an authority to whom this Act applies whether his whole time is devoted to the duties of his office or not; and for the purposes of this Act superintendent registrars and registrars of births and deaths and school attendance officers are deemed to be in the service of the guardians of the union in which their districts are situated:

"Servant" includes every servant regularly employed at wages by any such authority as aforesaid:

"Emoluments" includes all fees, poundage, and other payments made to any officer or servant as such for his own use; also the money value of any apartments, rations, or other allowances in kind appertaining to his office or employment:

"Joint appointment" includes any office the tenure whereof is determined by the death, removal, resignation, or incapacity of the holder of another office imder the same authority.

Repeal of enactments20. The enactments specified in the schedule to this Act are hereby repealed, subject to the qualification that this repeal shall not affect the payment of any superannuation allowance granted before the commencement of this Act, nor any other right or liability acquired or accrued nor anything duly done or suffered before the commencement of this Act; and the guardians of any union may if they see fit grant and pay a superannuation allowance under the said enactments to any officer who has retired before the commencement of this Act in the same manner, and subject to the same conditions, as if this Act had not been passed.

Extent of Act21. This Act does not extend to Scotland and Ireland.}}