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The Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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9.  (1)  The court, on the application of any person interested, shall have jurisdiction to determine any question arising as to—N.I.

(a)whether any provision of an employment‐related benefit scheme does or does not comply with the principle of equal treatment; or

(b)whether, and with what effect, any such provision is overridden by paragraph 3.

(2) In sub‐paragraph (1) “the court” means the High Court or a county court.

(3) An application under sub‐paragraph (1) may be commenced in a county court notwithstanding—

(a)any financial limit otherwise imposed on the jurisdiction of such a court; or

(b)that the only relief claimed is a declaration or an injunction.

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