Supplementary, incidental and consequential etc. provision

21.—(1) The Department may by order make such supplementary, incidental, consequential, transitional, transitory or saving provision as it considers appropriate—

(a)for the purposes of, or in consequence of, or for giving full effect to, this Act or any provision of it,

(b)in connection with the coming into operation of any provision of this Act.

(2) An order under subsection (1) may amend, repeal, revoke or otherwise modify any statutory provision (including this Act).

(3) In subsection (2), “modify” includes the making of additions, omissions and exceptions.

(4) Except as mentioned in subsection (5), an order made under this section is subject to negative resolution.

(5) An order under subsection (1) containing provision which adds to, replaces or omits any part of the text of Northern Ireland legislation or an Act of Parliament is not to be made unless a draft of the order has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, the Assembly.

(6) In this section—

(a)“the Department” means the Department for Employment and Learning,

(b)“statutory provision” has the meaning given by section 1(f) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954.


22.  The provisions set out in the first column of Schedule2 are repealed to the extent specified in the second column of the Schedule.


23.—(1) This Act, except this section and sections 21 and 24, comes into operation on such day or days as the Department may by order appoint.

(2) Without prejudice to section 21(1), an order under subsection (1) may contain such transitional, transitory or saving provision as the Department considers necessary or expedient in connection with any provision brought into operation by the order.

(3) In this section, “the Department” has the same meaning as in section 21.

Short title

24.  This Act may be cited as the Work and Families Act (Northern Ireland) 2015.