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The Social Security(Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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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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