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§ THE JOINT PARLIAMENTARY UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (LoRD MANCROFT)
My Lords, the Motion standing in the name of my noble friend Lord Munster seeks to amend the Local Government Superannuation (Benefits) Regulations, 1954, which provide a new system of superannuation benefits for contributory employees of local authorities subject to the Act of 1937. They came into operation on October 1 of last year. These are complicated regulations. That will hardly surprise your Lordships who are familiar with the exotic subject of local government superannuation benefits. But the experience of several months' working has brought to light a number of circumstances which the regulations do not effectively meet or where unforeseen and unfair consequences result. None of the amendments is important in itself, but they are important for the employee 411 affected or for the local authority concerned. I am happy to inform your Lordships that these are all agreed amendments between the authorities and persons concerned. I think that I can assure your Lordships that they are quite uncontroversial. I beg to move.
§ Moved, That the Draft Local Government Superannuation (Benefits) Amendment Regulations, 1955, reported from the Special Orders Committee on Tuesday last, be approved.—(Lord Mancroft.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.