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Work and Families Act (Northern Ireland) 2015

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Other statutory rights to pay of applicants for parental orders

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11.—(1) The Contributions and Benefits Act is amended as follows.

(2) In section 167ZK (power to apply Part 12ZA, statutory paternity pay, to adoption cases not involving placement)—

(a)in the title, for “adoption cases not involving placement”, substitute “other cases”,

(b)the existing text becomes subsection (1),

(c)after that subsection add—

(2) The Department may by regulations provide for this Part to have effect in relation to cases which involve a person who has applied, or intends to apply, with another person for a parental order under section 54 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 and a child who is, or will be, the subject of the order, with such modifications as may be prescribed..

(3) In section 167ZT (power to apply Part 12ZB, statutory adoption pay, to adoption cases not involving placement)—

(a)in the title, for “adoption cases not involving placement”, substitute “other cases”,

(b)the existing text becomes subsection (1),

(c)after that subsection add—

(2) The Department may by regulations provide for this Part to have effect in relation to cases which involve a person who has applied, or intends to apply, with another person for a parental order under section 54 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 and a child who is, or will be, the subject of the order, with such modifications as may be prescribed.

(3) Regulations under subsection (2) may modify section 167ZL(8)(c) so as to enable regulations made by virtue of section 167ZL(8) to impose requirements to make statutory declarations as to—

(a)eligibility to apply for a parental order,

(b)intention to apply for such an order..

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