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The Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 2005

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288.—(1) Subject to the following provisions of this Article—

(a)any orders made under this Order by a Northern Ireland department, and

(b)any regulations made under this Order,

are subject to negative resolution.

(2) Orders and regulations to which this paragraph applies—

(a)must be laid before the Assembly after being made; and

(b)take effect on such date as may be specified in the order or regulations, but (without prejudice to the validity of anything done thereunder or to the making of a new order or new regulations) cease to have effect upon the expiration of a period of six months from that date unless at some time before the expiration of that period the order or regulations are approved by a resolution of the Assembly.

(3) Paragraph (2) applies to—

(a)regulations under Article 2(5)(b) (power to extend meaning of employer);

(b)regulations under Article 103(1) or (3) (administration levy in respect of expenditure relating to the Board);

(c)regulations under Article 151 (modification of Chapter 3 of Part III where liabilities discharged during the assessment period);

(d)regulations under Article 157 (the initial levy);

(e)regulations under Article 158 (pension protection levies);

(f)an order or regulations under Article 191 (the PPF Ombudsman);

(g)regulations under Article 192 (reference of reviewable matter to the PPF Ombudsman);

(h)regulations under Article 193 (investigation by PPF Ombudsman of complaints of maladministration);

(i)regulations under Article 214 (combined pension forecasts);

(j)regulations under Article 215 (information and advice to employees);

(k)an order under Article 220(1) (power to provide for minimum fraction of member-nominated trustees or directors to be one-half);

(l)regulations which make provision by virtue of Article 238(2)(f) (power to make amendments etc. to certain statutory provisions);

(m)regulations which make provision by virtue of Article 286(b) (power to provide for contravention of regulations to be criminal offence);

(n)an order under Article 290(2) (power to make consequential amendments to statutory provisions);

(o)an order under paragraph 24(8) of Schedule 6 (power to vary percentage of periodic compensation that can be commuted); or

(p)an order under paragraph 30(1) of that Schedule (power to vary percentage paid as compensation from the Pension Protection Fund).

(4) Paragraph (1) does not apply to—

(a)an order under Article 1 (title and commencement);

(b)an order under Article 86(7) (commencement of code of practice);

(c)an order under Article 110(2) (schemes winding up before day appointed by order not eligible schemes for purposes of Part III); or

(d)an order under Article 165(10) (order appointing day after which losses of non-trust schemes are relevant for fraud compensation purposes).

(5) This paragraph applies to any regulations or orders made under this Order which—

(a)but for paragraph (6), would be subject to negative resolution, and

(b)are contained in a statutory rule which includes any regulations or order subject to the confirmatory procedure.

(6) Any regulations or orders to which paragraph (5) applies shall not be subject to negative resolution, but shall be subject to the confirmatory procedure.

(7) Orders made under this Order by a Minister of the Crown are subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament and section 5 of the Statutory Instruments Act 1946 (c. 36) applies accordingly.

(8) In this Article “the confirmatory procedure” means the procedure described in paragraph (2).

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