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The Housing Benefit (General) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Housing Benefit (General) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997 and shall come into operation as follows—

(a)regulation 1 on 1st April 1997;

(b)regulations 2 to 5 in any case to which paragraph (2) applies, on 1st April 1997 and in any other case, on 7th April 1997.

(2) This paragraph applies in any case where—

(a)rent is payable at intervals of one month or any other interval which is not a week or a multiple thereof, or

(b)payments by way of rates are not made together with payments of rent at weekly intervals or multiples thereof.

(3) To the extent that any provision of these Regulations is due to come into operation on the same day as any provision of the Regulations listed in paragraph (4), these Regulations shall come into operation immediately after those Regulations.

(4) The Regulations referred to in paragraph (3) are—

(a)the Income-Related Benefits and Jobseeker’s Allowance (Personal Allowances for Children and Young Persons) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996(1);

(b)the Social Security (Non-Dependant Deductions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997(2).

(5) In these Regulations “the principal Regulations” means the Housing Benefit (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(3).

(6) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(4) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

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