SCHEDULE 5 continued PART 1 continued
The District Judges (Magistrates’ Courts) Pensions Act (Northern Ireland)
1960 is amended as follows.
(2) Before section 9 (and after the heading “Contributions”) insert—
The Lord Chancellor may, by regulations made with the consent of
the Treasury, make provision for and in connection with requiring
contributions to be made towards the cost of the liability for relevant
(2) The prescribed contributions are to be—
made by the person to or in respect of whom the relevant
benefits are to be, or may be, provided;
(b) made for the person’s period of relevant service;
in the form of deductions from the salary payable for that
(3) But no contribution is to be made by a person—
for any period of service during which an election under
section 2A is in force in respect of the person;
for any period of service after the person has completed, in
the aggregate, 20 years’ relevant service;
(c) for any other prescribed period of service;
(d) in any prescribed circumstances.
For the purposes of subsection (3)(b), it does not matter whether the
person’s relevant service was service before or after the
commencement of paragraph 1 of Schedule 5 to the Pensions Act
2011 (but no contribution is to be made for a person’s service before
(5) In this section—
“prescribed” means specified in, or determined in accordance
“relevant benefits” means—
a pension under section 2;
a lump sum under section 3;
“relevant service” means service as a district judge (magistrates’
courts) in Northern Ireland.
Regulations under this section may make provision for
consequential, transitional and incidental matters.