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The Deregulation and Contracting Out (Northern Ireland) Order 1996


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Social security: amendments following certain orders

17.—(1) Where the Secretary of State makes an order under Chapter I of Part I or Part II of the [1994 c. 40.] Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994 relating to any matter dealt with by or under any enactment specified in paragraph (2), the Department of Health and Social Services may make a corresponding order for Northern Ireland.

(2) Those enactments are—

  • the [1991 c. 48.] Child Support Act 1991;

  • the [1992 c. 4.] Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;

  • the [1992 c. 5.] Social Security Administration Act 1992;

  • the [1992 c. 6.] Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992;

  • the [1993 c. 3.] Social Security Act 1993;

  • the [1993 c. 48.] Pension Schemes Act 1993;

  • the [1994 c. 1.] Social Security (Contributions) Act 1994;

  • the [1994 c. 2.] Statutory Sick Pay Act 1994;

  • the [1994 c. 18.] Social Security (Incapacity for Work) Act 1994;

  • the [1995 c. 18.] Jobseekers Act 1995;

  • the [1995 c. 26.] Pensions Act 1995;

  • the [1995 c. 34.] Child Support Act 1995.

(3) An order under this Article may contain such incidental, consequential, supplemental and transitional provisions and such savings as may be necessary or expedient to give effect to the order or in consequence of any change in the law effected or to be effected by or under the order, including such provisions for the modification, application, adaptation or repeal of statutory provisions and for administration and enforcement as are specified in the order.

(4) Section 166(1) of the [1992 c. 8.] Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 applies to an order made under this Article as it applies to an order made under section 129 of that Act.

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