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SCHEDULE 12E+W+S+N.I. Consequential amendments

Part IIE+W+S+N.I. Other consequential amendments

Social Security Administration Act 1992 (c.5)E+W+S+N.I.

79The Administration Act has effect subject to the following amendments.

80After section 140E insert—

140EE Financing of other expenditure.

(1)The Secretary of State may make to a local authority such payments as he thinks fit in respect of expenses incurred by the authority in connection with the carrying out of any relevant function—

(a)by the authority,

(b)by any person providing services to the authority, or

(c)by any person authorised by the authority to carry out that function.

(2)In subsection (1) “relevant function” means any function conferred by virtue of section 2A, 2C or 7A above.

(3)The following provisions, namely—

(a)in section 140B, subsections (1), (3), (4), (5)(b), (7)(b) and (8), and

(b)section 140C,

apply in relation to a payment under this section as in relation to a payment of subsidy.

(4)The Secretary of State may (without prejudice to the generality of his powers in relation to the amount of subsidy) take into account the fact that an amount has been paid under this section in respect of costs falling within section 140B(4A)(a) above.

81In section 170(5) (enactments conferring functions in respect of which Social Security Advisory Committee is to advise)—

(a)in the definition of “the relevant enactments”, after paragraph (ad) insert—

(ae)sections 60, 72 and 79 of the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999;; and

(b)in the definition of “the relevant Northern Ireland enactments”, after paragraph (ad) insert—

(ae)any provisions in Northern Ireland which correspond to sections 60, 72 and 79 of the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999;.

82In section 189 (regulations and orders—general), after subsection (7) insert—

(7A)Without prejudice to the generality of any of the preceding provisions of this section, regulations under any of sections 2A to 2C and 7A above may provide for all or any of the provisions of the regulations to apply only in relation to any area or areas specified in the regulations.

83In section 190 (Parliamentary control of orders and regulations), in subsection (1) (instruments subject to the affirmative procedure), before the “or” at the end of paragraph (a) insert—

(aa)the first regulations to be made under section 2A;.