Courts of Justice (District Court) Act, 1946

Pension rights of Justices.

19.—(1) Where—

(a) a Justice, after having completed ten years' service or more, vacates his office with the consent of the Government, and

(b) such Justice is not entitled, under or by virtue of the Courts of Justice Acts, 1924 to 1936, to a pension in respect of his service as a Justice,

he shall be entitled for his life to a pension calculated at the rate of one-sixth of his salary at the time he so vacates his office with the addition of one-fortieth of his said salary for every completed year of service in excess of ten such years.

(2) Any pension payable under subsection (1) of this section or any award under the Superannuation Acts, 1834 to 1942, granted by virtue of section 75 of the Principal Act, as continued by subsection (3) of section 48 of the Act of 1936, shall be charged on and payable out of the Central Fund or the growing produce thereof.

(3) Whenever a Justice is removed from office on account of incapacity, he shall be deemed for the purposes of pension to have vacated his office owing to permanent infirmity.