§ Page 36, line 29, at end insert the following new clause:
§ Transfer, superannuation and compensation of officers.
§ ".—(1) The Secretary of State may by regulations provide—
- (a) for the transfer to a local authority of officers employed immediately before the commencement of this Act by the Common Council of the City of London, or the council of a metropolitan borough or county district solely or mainly for the purposes of functions transferred by this Act from that council to the said local authority;
- (b) for enabling the Common Council of the City of London and the council of any metropolitan borough or county district in
110 the case of any officer of the council who is a contributory employee or local Act contributor within the meaning of the Local Government Superannuation Act, 1937, and is transferred under the regulations to secure, by resolution passed in respect of him not later than three months after his transfer under the regulations, that for the purposes of the said Act of 1937 any noncontributing service of his shall be reckonable as contributing service and, in the case of any such officer on whom if he had remained in their employment a similar benefit could have been conferred by the council on his becoming entitled to a superannuation allowance, that the length of his service shall be deemed for the purposes of the said Act of 1937 or, as the case may be, the local Act in question, to be increased by such period as may be specified in the resolution;
- (c) for granting to persons, who, immediately before being transferred under the regulations were, by virtue of the employment from which they are so transferred, entitled to participate in superannuation benefits, an option either to participate, by virtue of their employment by the local authority to which they are transferred under the regulations, in superannuation benefits under a superannuation scheme of the local authority specified in the regulations or to retain rights corresponding with those previously enjoyed by them;
- (d) for the payment by local authorities, subject to such exceptions or conditions (if any) as may be prescribed by the regulations, of compensation to persons of such descriptions as may be so prescribed who immediately before such date as may be so prescribed were employed by the Common Council of the City of London, the council of a metropolitan borough or the council of a county district such full-time work as may be prescribed by the regulations and who suffer loss of employment or loss or diminution of emoluments which is attributable to the passing of this Act;
- (e) for extending any provision made under paragraph (d) of this subsection to persons of such descriptions as may be prescribed by the regulations who, having before such date as aforesaid been employed as aforesaid and being persons who would have been so employed immediately before that date but for any national service (as defined in the regulations) in which they have been engaged, lose the prospect of their re-employment in any such work as a consequence of the passing of this Act;
- (f) for such matters supplementary to and consequential on the matters aforesaid as appear to the Secretary of State to be necessary.
§ (2) Regulations under this section may provide for the determination by the Secretary of State of all questions arising under the regulations and may make different provisions for different classes of cases."
§ LORD MORRISON
My Lords, this is a very long and new clause, but for your 111 Lordships' convenience, I can summarise it in a few sentences. The purpose of this new clause is to make the necessary provision for the transfer of child life protection staff from the minor authorities to county councils and to secure for the transferred staff the same rights as to the preservation of their superannuation terms and compensation as they would have had if their transfer had been effected under the National Health Service Act, as originally enacted. I beg to move that this House do agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.
§ Moved, That this House do agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.—(Lord Morrison.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.