431. Minimum pensions for earners.

Subject to the provisions of Part III of the Pension Schemes Act 19931, the scheme must:


    (1)     provide2 for the earner to be entitled to a pension under the scheme if he attains pensionable age3; and


    (2)     contain a rule to the effect that the weekly rate of the pension will be not less than his guaranteed minimum4 (if any)5.

In the case of an earner who was a married woman or widow who was liable to pay primary Class 1 contributions6 at a reduced rate7 at a time during a relevant year8 when she was in contracted-out employment9 by