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The Social Security(Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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Article 21.

SCHEDULE 2PERSONS EMPLOYED IN SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION OR ADJUDICATION

PART ITHE SPECIFIED PERSONS

Government departments

A civil servant in—

(a)the Department;

(b)the Department of Social Security;

(c)the Northern Ireland Court Service.

The Inland Revenue

A member or officer of the Commissioners of Inland Revenue.

Adjudication officers

The Chief Adjudication Officer.

An adjudication officer.

Adjudicating bodies

The clerk to, or other officer or member of the staff of, any of the following bodies—

(a)a social security appeal tribunal;

(b)the Attendance Allowance Board for Northern Ireland;

(c)a medical appeal tribunal;

(d)a vaccine damage tribunal;

(e)a Pensions Appeal Tribunal constituted under the Pensions Appeal Tribunals Act 1943(1).

The Occupational Pensions Board

The chairman or deputy chairman of the Occupational Pensions Board.

A member of that Board.

A member of the staff of that Board.

The Social Fund

The Social Fund Commissioner.

A social fund officer.

A social fund inspector.

A member of any staff employed in connection with the Social Fund.

Former statutory bodies and officers

An officer or other member of the staff of—

(a)the former Supplementary Benefits Commission for Northern Ireland;

(b)the former National Assistance Board for Northern Ireland.

A benefit officer.

An insurance officer.

PART IICONSTRUCTION OF REFERENCES TO GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS ETC.

1.—(1) The reference in Part I of this Schedule to the Department is a reference to the Department only to the extent that it carries out functions relating to social security or to occupational or personal pension schemes.

(2) The reference in Part I of this Schedule to the Department includes a reference to that Department when styled—

(a)the Ministry of Health and Social Services; or

(b)the Ministry of Labour and National Insurance;

and to any former government department, but only (in each case) to the extent mentioned in sub-paragraph (1).

(3) In this paragraph—

“occupational pension scheme” has the meaning given by Article 2(2) of the Pensions Order; and

“personal pension scheme” has the meaning given by Article 2(2) of the 1986 Order.

2.  The reference in Part I of this Schedule to the Department of Social Security shall be construed subject to paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 to the Social Security Act 1989.

3.  The reference in Part I of this Schedule to the Northern Ireland Court Service is a reference to that Service only to the extent that the functions carried out relate to functions of the Chief Social Security Commissioner or any other Social Security Commissioner.

4.  The reference in Part I of this Schedule to the Commissioners of Inland Revenue is a reference to those Commissioners only to the extent that the functions carried out by them or any officer of theirs relate to—

(a)any of the following aspects of social security—

(i)National Insurance contributions,

(ii)statutory sick pay,

(iii)statutory maternity pay, or

(b)the tax treatment of occupational or personal pension schemes, as defined in paragraph 1(3).

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