Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2008 No. 93 (C. 3)

Social Security

The Welfare Reform (2007 Act) (Commencement No. 3) Order (Northern Ireland) 2008

Made

7th March 2008

Citation and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Welfare Reform (2007 Act) (Commencement No. 3) Order (Northern Ireland) 2008.

(2) In this Order “the Act” means the Welfare Reform Act (Northern Ireland) 2007.

Appointed days

2.  The day appointed for the coming into operation of—

(a)section 30(2) and (3) of the Act (local housing allowance), for the purpose only of authorising the making of regulations, is 10th March 2008; and

(b)section 30 of the Act in so far as not already in operation, in Schedule 8 to the Act the repeal of section 129(4) of the Contributions and Benefits Act and section 58 of the Act in so far as it relates to that repeal, is 7th April 2008.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Social Development on 7th March 2008

(L.S.)

John O’Neill

A senior officer of the Department for Social Development

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order provides for the coming into operation of provisions of the Welfare Reform Act (Northern Ireland) 2007 relating to housing benefit as follows—

  • section 30(2) and (3) (local housing allowance), for the purpose only of authorising the making of regulations, on 10th March 2008; and

  • section 30, in so far as not already in operation, and a consequential repeal, on 7th April 2008.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT ORDERS

(This note is not part of the Order)

The following provisions of the Welfare Reform Act (Northern Ireland) 2007 have been brought into operation by earlier commencement orders as from the dates shown.

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.R. No.
Sections 38(1), 48 and 498th October 20072007 No. 429 (C. 27)
Section 52 (partially)19th July 20072007 No. 335 (C. 23)
10th August 2007
Section 54 (partially)8th October 20072007 No. 429 (C. 27)
29th October 2007
Sections 56 and 58 (partially)8th October 20072007 No. 429 (C. 27)
Schedule 6 (partially)19th July 20072007 No. 335 (C. 23)
10th August 2007
Schedules 7 and 8 (partially)8th October 20072007 No. 429 (C. 27)