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The Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1988

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Title, citation and commencement

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1988.

(2) Articles 3 to 12 (including Schedules 1 to 3), and this Article, Article 2 and Articles 15 to 17 (including Schedules 4 and 5) so far as they have effect for the purposes of Articles 3 to 12, may be cited together with the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Acts 1975 to 1986 and the Social Fund (Maternity and Funeral Expenses) (Northern Ireland) Order 1987(1) as the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Acts 1975 to 1988.

(3) Subject to paragraph (4), this Order shall come into operation on such day or days as the Head of the Department may by order appoint.

(4) The following provisions of this Order shall come into operation on 1st April 1988—

  • this Article and Article 2;

  • Article 3;

  • Article 4(2);

  • Article 9;

  • Article 11;

  • Article 15;

  • Article 16(1), so far as it relates to sections 17, 44 to 47, 59A and 66 of the principal Act and Articles 30 and 34 of the 1986 Order and to the insertion of paragraph (7A) in Article 54 of that Order;

  • Article 16(2), so far as it relates to—

    (a)

    sections 45, 45A, 46, 47B and 66 of the principal Act;

    (b)

    Schedule 1 to the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1980(2); and

    (c)

    Article 15(4)(a) of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1985(3);

  • Article 17.

Interpretation

2.—(1) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(4) 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—

the Department” means the Department of Health and Social Services;

“the 1986 Order” means the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1986(5);

“the Pensions Order” means the Social Security Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1975(6);

“the principal Act” means the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Act 1975(7);

“statutory provision” has the meaning assigned to it by section 1(f) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(8).

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