Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme and Other Provisions) Act 2012

61.

Amendment of section 2 of Ombudsman Act 1980.

61.— Section 2 of the Ombudsman Act 1980 (as amended by the Public Service Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004) is amended—

( a) by substituting the following for paragraph ( c) of subsection (3):

“( c) shall in any case vacate the office on attaining the age of 67 years except where the person is either—

(i) a new entrant (within the meaning of the Public Service Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004) appointed on or after 1 April 2004, or

(ii) a Scheme member (within the meaning of the Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme and Other Provisions) Act 2012),

in which case the requirement under this subsection to vacate office on grounds of age shall not apply.”,

and

( b) by substituting the following for subsection (7):

“(7) A person shall be not more than 61 years of age upon first being appointed to the office of Ombudsman, but where the person is either—

( a) a new entrant (within the meaning of the Public Service Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004) appointed on or after 1 April 2004, or

( b) a Scheme member (within the meaning of the Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme and Other Provisions) Act 2012),

then this subsection shall not apply.”.