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The Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

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Co-ordination with Great Britain

20.—(1) The Department may make arrangements with the Secretary of State with a view to securing, to the extent allowed for in the arrangements, that—

(a)the provision made by or under Articles 4 and 17 (“the provision made for Northern Ireland”); and

(b)the provision made by or under sections 10 and 24 of the Child Support Act 1995(1) (“the provision made for Great Britain”),

provide for a single system within the United Kingdom.

(2) The Department may make regulations for giving effect to any such arrangements.

(3) The regulations may, in particular—

(a)adapt legislation (including subordinate legislation) for the time being in force in Northern Ireland so as to secure its reciprocal operation with the provision made for Great Britain; and

(b)make provision to secure that acts, omissions and events which have any effect for the purposes of the provision made for Great Britain have a corresponding effect for the purposes of the provision made for Northern Ireland.

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