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[F1Contracting outF17F18N.I.

22EF2[F3(1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(2) The following functions of officers of the Department F4... may be exercised by, or by employees of, such person (if any) as that Department may authorise for the purpose, namely—

(a)specifying places and times, and being contacted, under Article 10;

(b)entering into or varying any jobseeker's agreement under Article 11 or 12 and referring any proposed agreement or variation to the Department under Article 11 or 12;

(c)giving notifications under Article 18 F5...;

F6(d). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(3) Regulations may provide for any of the following functions of the Department F7... to be exercisable by, or by employees of, such person (if any) as that Department may authorise for the purpose—

(a)any function under regulations under Article 10, F8... 19A F8..., except the making of an excluded decision (see paragraph (4));

(b)the function under Article 10(1) of the 1998 Order (revision of decisions) so far as relating to decisions (other than excluded decisions) that relate to any matter arising under any such regulations;

(c)the function under Article 11(1) of the 1998 Order (superseding of decisions) so far as relating to decisions (other than excluded decisions) that relate to any matter arising under any such regulations;

(d)any function under Chapter 2 of Part 2 of the 1998 Order (social security decisions), except Article 25(2) and (3) (decisions involving issues arising on appeal in other cases), which relates to the exercise of any of the functions within sub-paragraphs (a) to (c).

(4) Each of the following is an “excluded decision” for the purposes of paragraph (3)—

(a)a decision about whether a person has failed to comply with a requirement imposed by regulations under Article 10, F9... or 19A;

(b)a decision about whether a person had good cause for failure to comply with such a requirement;

(c)a decision about not paying or reducing a jobseeker's allowance in consequence of a failure to comply with such a requirement.

(5) Regulations under paragraph (3) may provide that a function to which that paragraph applies may be exercised

(a)either wholly or to such extent as the regulations may provide,

(b)either generally or in such cases as the regulations may provide, and

(c)either unconditionally or subject to the fulfilment of such conditions as the regulations may provide.

(6) An authorisation given by virtue of any provision made by or under this Article may authorise the exercise of the function concerned—

(a)either wholly or to such extent as may be specified in the authorisation,

(b)either generally or in such cases as may be so specified, and

(c)either unconditionally or subject to the fulfilment of such conditions as may be so specified;

but, in the case of an authorisation given by virtue of regulations under paragraph (3), this paragraph is subject to the regulations.

(7) An authorisation given by virtue of any provision made by or under this Article—

(a)may specify its duration,

(b)may be revoked at any time by the Department F10..., and

(c)does not prevent the Department F11... or any other person from exercising the function to which the authorisation relates.

(8) Anything done or omitted to be done by or in relation to an authorised person (or an employee of that person) in, or in connection with, the exercise or purported exercise of the function concerned is to be treated for all purposes as done or omitted to be done by or in relation to the Department F12... or (as the case may be) an officer of that Department.

(9) But paragraph (8) does not apply—

(a)for the purposes of so much of any contract made between the authorised person and the Department F13... as relates to the exercise of the function, or

(b)for the purposes of any criminal proceedings brought in respect of anything done by the authorised person (or an employee of that person).

(10) Any decision which an authorised person makes in exercise of a function of the Department F14... has effect as a decision of the Department under Article 9 of the 1998 Order.

(11) Where—

(a)the authorisation of an authorised person is revoked at any time, an

(b)at the time of the revocation so much of any contract made between the authorised person and the Department F15... as relates to the exercise of the function is subsisting,

the authorised person is entitled to treat the contract as repudiated by the Department F15... (and not as frustrated by reason of the revocation).

(12) In this Article—

(a)the 1998 Order” means the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1998;

(b)authorised person” means a person authorised to exercise any function by virtue of any provision made by or under this Article;

(c)references to functions of the Department F16... under any statutory provision include functions which the Department has by virtue of the application of Article 9(1)(c) of the 1998 Order in relation to the statutory provision.]]

F1Art. 22E inserted (20.6.2011 for specified purposes otherwise prosp.) by Welfare Reform Act (Northern Ireland) 2010 (c. 13), ss. 26(2), 36(2); S.R. 2011/213, art. 2

F2Art. 22E(1) (as inserted by 2010 c. 13 (N.I.), s. 26(2)) repealed (17.2.2016) by The Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/2006), art. 2(2), Sch. 12 Pt. 2; S.R. 2016/46, art. 3(6)(b)

F3Art. 22E repealed (27.9.2017 for specified purposes and subsequently on the days on which and for the purposes for which "the amending provisions" are brought into force by secondary legislation) by The Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/2006), art. 2(2), Sch. 12 Pt. 4; S.R. 2017/190, art. 9 (with arts. 10-25)

F5Words in art. 22E(2)(c) (as inserted by 2010 c. 13 (N.I.), s. 26(2)) repealed (17.2.2016) by The Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/2006), art. 2(2), Sch. 12 Pt. 2; S.R. 2016/46, art. 3(6)(b)

F6Art. 22E(2)(d) (as inserted by 2010 c. 13 (N.I.), s. 26(2)) repealed (17.2.2016) by The Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/2006), art. 2(2), Sch. 12 Pt. 2; S.R. 2016/46, art. 3(6)(b)

F8Words in art. 22E(3)(a) (as inserted by 2010 c. 13 (N.I.), s. 26(2)) repealed (17.2.2016) by The Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/2006), art. 2(2), Sch. 12 Pt. 2; S.R. 2016/46, art. 3(6)(b)

F9Word in art. 22E(4)(a) (as inserted by 2010 c. 13 (N.I.), s. 26(2)) repealed (17.2.2016) by The Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/2006), art. 2(2), Sch. 12 Pt. 2; S.R. 2016/46, art. 3(6)(b)

F17functions transf. by SR 1999/481

F18mod. by SR 1999/350

Non-textual amendments applied to the whole Legislation can be found in the Introduction

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