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Community Work Programme (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1996 No. 172

EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING

SOCIAL SECURITY

Community Work Programme (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996

Made

24th April 1996

Coming into operation

3rd June 1996

Whereas arrangements have been made by the Department of Economic Development under section 1 of the Employment and Training Act (Northern Ireland) 1950(1) to set up a programme to be known as the Community Work Programme:

And whereas it appears to the Department of Economic Development that the Community Work Programme makes provision for persons using facilities provided in pursuance of those arrangements to receive payments in connection with their use of those facilities:

Now, therefore, the Department of Economic Development, in exercise of the power conferred on it by Article 4(1) and (2) of the Employment and Training (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1988(2) and of every other power enabling it in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:—

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Community Work Programme (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996 and shall come into operation on 3rd June 1996.

Treatment of persons and payments for purposes of the statutory provisions specified in the Schedule

2.  For the purposes of the statutory provisions specified in the Schedule a person using facilities provided under the Community Work Programme shall be treated as not being employed but as participating in arrangements for training under section 1 of the Employment and Training Act (Northern Ireland) 1950 and, accordingly, any payment made to such a person in connection with his use of those facilities shall be treated in the same manner as a payment made in respect of such training.

Treatment of payments for purposes of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992

3.  A payment made to a person in connection with his use of facilities provided under the Community Work Programme shall not be treated as earnings for the purposes of Part 1 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(3) (Contributions).

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Economic Development on.

L.S.

Nigel Carson

Assistant Secretary

24th April 1996

SCHEDULEStatutory Provisions

  • The Social Security (Credits) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1975(4)

  • The Social Security (Overlapping Benefits) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1979(5)

  • The Social Security (Unemployment, Sickness and Invalidity Benefit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1984(6)

  • The Income Support (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(7)

  • The Income Support (Transitional) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(8)

  • The Housing Benefit (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(9)

  • The Family Credit (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(10)

  • The Social Security (Claims and Payments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(11)

  • The Social Security (Payments on account, Overpayments and Recovery) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1988(12)

  • The European Communities (Iron and Steel Employees Re-adaptation Benefits Scheme) (No. 2) Regulations 1988(13)

  • The Income Support (General) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1991(14)

  • The Income Support (General) (Amendment No. 5) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1991(15)

  • The Disability Working Allowance (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1992(16)

  • Housing Renovation etc Grants (Reduction of Grant) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1992(17)

  • The Child Support (Maintenance Assessments and Special Cases) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1992(18)

  • The Fire Services (Factory, Office and Shop Premises) Order (Northern Ireland) 1993(19)

  • Maintenance Allowances (Pupils over Compulsory School Age) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1994(20)

  • Students Awards Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995(21)

  • The Education (Student Loans) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995(22)

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order.)

This Order provides that, for the purposes of the statutory provisions specified in the Schedule, a person using facilities provided under the Community Work Programme shall be treated as participating in arrangements for training under section 1 of the Employment and Training Act (Northern Ireland) 1950. Any payment made to such a person in connection with his use of those facilities shall be treated in the same manner as a payment made in respect of such training.

The Order provides that a payment made to a person in connection with his use of such facilities shall not be treated as earnings for the purposes of Part 1 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992.

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