Family Law (Divorce) Act 1996

Amendment of Pensions Act, 1990.

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47.The Pensions Act, 1990, is hereby amended as follows:

( a) in subsection (4) ( a) (inserted by the Pensions (Amendment) Act, 1996) of section 5, by the substitution of “ paragraph ( c) or ( cc) of section 10 (1) ” for “section 10 (1) ( c),”,

( b) subsection (4) (inserted by the Pensions (Amendment) Act, 1996) of section 5 shall apply and have effect in relation to section 17 as it applies and has effect in relation to section 12 of the Act of 1995 with the modifications that—

(i) the reference to the said section 12 shall be construed as a reference to section 17 ,

(ii) the reference in paragraph ( c) to the Family Law Act, 1995, shall be construed as a reference to the Family Law (Divorce) Act, 1996,

(iii) the references to subsections (1), (2), (3), (5), (6), (7), (8), (10) and (25) of the said section 12 shall be construed as references to subsections (1), (2), (3), (5), (6), (7), (8), (10) and (25), respectively, of section 17 , and

(iv) the reference to section 2 of the Act of 1995 shall be construed as a reference to section 2 ,

and

( c) in section 10 (1), by the substitution for paragraph ( cc) (inserted by the Pensions (Amendment) Act, 1996) of the following paragraph:

“( cc) to issue guidelines or guidance notes generally on the operation of this Act and on the provisions of the Family Law Act, 1995, and the Family Law (Divorce) Act, 1996, relating to pension schemes (within the meaning of section 2 of the Family Law Act, 1995 and section 2 of the Family Law (Divorce) Act, 1996);”.