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The Social Security (Incapacity for Work) (Northern Ireland) Order 1994

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General power to make transitional and consequential provision

14.—(1) The Department may by regulations make such transitional provision, and such consequential provision or savings, as appear to it to be necessary or expedient in preparation for or in connection with the coming into force of any provision of this Order or the operation of any enactment repealed or amended by any such provision during any period when the repeal or amendment is not wholly in operation.

(2) The power conferred by paragraph (1) is not exercisable in respect of any matter for which provision may be made under Article 6 (power to provide for transition to incapacity benefit) or Article 9 (power to provide for the transition to new test of incapacity for work).

(3) Subsections (3) and (4) of section 171 of the Contributions and Benefits Act (general provisions as to regulations and orders) apply in relation to the power conferred by paragraph (1) as they apply in relation to a power conferred by that Act to make regulations.

(4) A statutory rule—

(a)which contains (whether alone or with other provisions) any regulations made under this Article; and

(b)which is not subject to the confirmatory procedure, shall be subject to negative resolution.

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