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The Still-Birth (Definition) (Northern Ireland) Order 1992

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1.  This Order may be cited as the Still-Birth (Definition) (Northern Ireland) Order 1992 and shall come into operation on 1st October 1992.

Interpretation

2.  The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(1) shall apply to Article 1 and the following provisions of this Order as it applies to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Meaning of “still-birth”

3.  In Article 2(2) of the Births and Deaths Registration (Northern Ireland) Order 1976(2) (interpretation), in the definition of “still-birth”, for the words “twenty-eighth week” there shall be substitute the words “twenty-fourth week”.

Meaning of “confinement” for certain social security purposes

4.  In the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(3)—

(a)in section 35(6) (definition of “confinement” for the purpose of maternity allowance), and

(b)in section 167(1) (interpretation of Part XII-statutory maternity pay), in the definition of “confinement”,

for the words “28 weeks” there shall be substituted the words “24 weeks”.

G. I. de Deney

Clerk of the Privy Council

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