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The Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

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19.—(1) Any power under this Order to make regulations or orders includes power—

(a)to make such incidental, supplemental, consequential or transitional provision as appears to the Department to be expedient; and

(b)to provide for a person to exercise a discretion in dealing with any matter.

(2) Paragraph (3) applies to—

(a)the first regulations made under Article 4;

(b)any order made under Article 12(4);

(c)the first regulations made under Article 17.

(3) A statutory rule to which this paragraph applies shall be laid before the Assembly after being made and shall take effect on such date as may be specified in the regulations, but shall (without prejudice to the validity of anything done thereunder or the making of new regulations) cease to have effect upon the expiration of a period of 6 months from that date unless at some time before the expiration of that period the regulations have been approved by a resolution of the Assembly.

(4) Any other statutory rule made under this Order, other than an order made under Article 1(3), shall be subject to negative resolution.

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.

Minor and consequential amendments

21.  Schedule 3, which makes minor and consequential amendments, shall have effect.

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