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The Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1988

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The 1986 Order—statutory maternity pay

12.—(1) In Article 47(8)(e), for “paragraph (2)(a) or (b) or both” substitute “any of the provisions specified in paragraph (9)”.

(2) At the end of that Article, add the following paragraph—

(9) The provisions mentioned in paragraph (8)(e) are—

(a)paragraph (2)(a) and (b); and

(b)Article 49(2), (4) and (5)..

13.  At the end of Article 49(2) add “or the weekly rate prescribed under paragraph (3), whichever is the higher”.

14.  In Article 51(1), in the definition of “employer”, the words “and a contract of service of hers” and the words “under the contract” shall cease to have effect.

15.—(1) In paragraph 11 of Schedule 4, for “Any” substitute “Except as may be prescribed, a”.

(2) After that paragraph insert the following paragraph—

11A.(1) Regulations may provide that in prescribed circumstances a day which falls within the maternity pay period shall be treated as a day of incapacity for work for the purpose of determining entitlement to an invalidity pension.

(2) Regulations may provide that an amount equal to a woman’s statutory maternity pay for a period shall be deducted from invalidity benefit in respect of the same period and a woman shall be entitled to invalidity benefit only if there is a balance after the deduction and, if there is such a balance, at a weekly rate equal to it..

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