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The Criminal Injuries Compensation (Northern Ireland) Order 2002

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PART IINTRODUCTORY

Citation and commencement

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Criminal Injuries Compensation (Northern Ireland) Order 2002.

(2) This Order shall come into operation on such day or days as the Secretary of State may by order appoint.

Interpretation

2.—(1) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(1) shall apply to Article 1 and the following provisions of this Order as it applies to an Act of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(2) In this Order, unless the context otherwise requires—

“award” means an award of compensation made in accordance with the provisions of the Scheme;

“the Board” means the Commissioners of Inland Revenue;

“compensation” means compensation payable under an award;

“criminal injury”, “loss of earnings” and “special expenses” have such meaning as may be specified;

“income-based jobseeker’s allowance” and “joint-claim couple” have the same meaning as in the Jobseeker’s (Northern Ireland) Order 1995(2);

“the Scheme” means the Northern Ireland Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme;

“specified” means specified by the Scheme; and

“statutory provision” has the meaning assigned to it by section 1(f) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954.

(3) Any reference in this Order to the making of an award, or the payment of any sum, to a person includes a reference to the making of the award, or the payment of the sum, for the benefit of that person.

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