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PART IN.I.

INTRODUCTORYN.I.

Title, citation and commencementN.I.

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1986.

(2) This Order may be cited together with the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Acts 1975 to 1985 as the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Acts 1975 to 1986.

(3) Subject to the following provisions of this Article, this Order shall come into operation on such day or days as the Head of the Department may by order appointF1.

(4) Article 53 (adjudication) (including Schedule 5) shall come into operation on such day or days as the Head of the Department with the consent of the Lord Chancellor may by order appointF1.

(5) Without prejudice to section 17(5) of the [1954 c. 33 (N.I.)] Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954, if different days are appointed under paragraph (3) for the purposes of Part IV in relation to different descriptions of persons, those descriptions of persons may be determined by any criteria that appear to the Head of the Department to be appropriate.

(6) If an order under paragraph (3) brings paragraph 8 of Schedule 3 into operation on the same day as Article 37, the former shall be deemed to have come into operation immediately before the latter.

(7) The following provisions of this Order shall come into operation on the fourteenth day after the day on which this Order is made—

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F1partly exercised by SR 1986/339, 1987/20,21,121,161,184,299,449, 1988/116

InterpretationN.I.

2.—(1) The [1954 c. 33 (N.I.)] Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 shall apply to Article 1 and the following provisions of this Order as it applies to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(2) In this Order—

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