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The Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1990


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Registration of occupational and personal pension schemes

15.—(1) At the beginning of Part VI of the Pensions Order there shall be inserted the following Article—

Registration of occupational and personal pension schemes

69J.(1) In this Article—

“employer”, in relation to a pension scheme, includes a person who is or has been treated under Article 2(4) as an employer in relation to the scheme for the purposes of Part IV or V;

“the register” means the register of occupational and personal pension schemes compiled and maintained under section 59K of the Social Security Pensions Act 1975;

“the registrar” means the Registrar of Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes appointed under that section.

(2) Regulations may make provision with respect to the staff and the facilities which are to be available to the registrar.

(3) Regulations may require—

(a)any person who is or has been—

(i)a trustee or manager of an occupational or personal pension scheme or an administrator of a public service pension scheme, or

(ii)the employer in relation to employment of any description or category to which an occupational pension scheme relates, and

(b)such other persons as may be prescribed,

to provide the registrar with such information for the purposes of the register in such form and within such time as may be prescribed.

(4) The Department, the Inland Revenue and the Occupational Pensions Board may provide the registrar with such information as he may request for the purposes of the register; and no obligation as to secrecy or confidentiality imposed by statute or otherwise on—

(a)persons employed in the Department,

(b)persons employed in relation to the Inland Revenue, or

(c)the staff of the Occupational Pensions Board,

shall prevent them from disclosing to the registrar such information as is necessary for the purposes of the register.

(5) The Department may direct the registrar to submit to the Department, in such form and at such intervals as may be specified in the direction, such statistical and other reports as the Department may require; and the Department may determine at its discretion whether or not to publish a report submitted to it under this paragraph..

(2) The following provisions of the Pensions Order (which make provision with respect to the registration of occupational pension schemes and which are set out in Schedule 2 to the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1985(1) and have not all been brought into operation) shall cease to have effect—

(a)Articles 58B to 58D;

(b)Article 58E(1)(c);

(c)Articles 58F to 58J;

(d)Article 58K(1)(b), (5)(b) and (7); and

(e)Article 58L.

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