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The Social Security (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1993

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Social Security (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1993.

(2) This Order shall come into operation on the expiration of 7 days from the day on which it is made.

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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.

Amendment of Social Security Acts

3.—(1) The following paragraph is added after section 5(1)(s) of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(2)—

(t)for treating any payment on account made by virtue of paragraph (s) above as made on account of any benefit to which this section applies that is subsequently awarded or paid..

(2) The following definition is inserted after the definition of “child” in section 133(1) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(3)—

“dwelling” means any residential accommodation, whether or not consisting of the whole or part of a building and whether or not comprising separate and self-contained premises;.

(3) The following subsection is inserted after section 171(6) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992—

(6A) Regulations under Part VII of this Act relating to housing benefit administered by the Department of the Environment under section 126(3)(b) of the Administration Act shall not be made without the consent of that Department..

(4) The amendments made by this Article shall be deemed always to have had effect.

N. H. Nicholls

Clerk of the Privy Council

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