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The Social Security Administration (Fraud) (1997 Order) (Commencement No. 1) Order (Northern Ireland) 1997

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1997 No. 316 (C. 18)

SOCIAL SECURITY

The Social Security Administration (Fraud) (1997 Order) (Commencement No. 1) Order (Northern Ireland) 1997

Made

24th June 1997

The Department of Health and Social Services, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Article 1(2) of the Social Security Administration (Fraud) (Northern Ireland) Order 1997(1) and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:

Citation

1.  This Order may be cited as the Social Security Administration (Fraud) (1997 Order) (Commencement No. 1) Order (Northern Ireland) 1997.

Appointed day

2.  The day appointed for the coming into operation of the provisions of the Social Security Administration (Fraud) (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 specified in the Schedule to this Order is 1st July 1997.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health and Social Services on

L.S.

John O'Neill

Assistant Secretary

24th June 1997.

Article 2

SCHEDULE

Provisions of the Social Security Administration (Fraud) (Northern Ireland) Order 1997Subject Matter
Article 1Title and commencement
Article 2Interpretation
Article 3The Housing Executive
Article 4Unauthorised disclosure by officials
Article 5Overseeing of administration by Department
Article 6Role of local government auditors in relation to housing benefit
Article 7References and reports to Department
Article 8Directions by Department
Article 9Enforcement of directions
Article 11Inspectors appointed by the Housing Executive
Article 12Offence of dishonest representation for obtaining benefit
Article 13Extension of offence of false representation for obtaining benefit
Article 16Reviews initiated by Department
Article 17Medical examinations of persons awarded certain benefits
Paragraphs 1 to 4, 6 and 7(b) and (c) of Schedule 1 and Article 19(1) in so far as it relates to those paragraphsMinor and consequential amendments
Schedule 2 and Article 19(2) in so far as it relates to that ScheduleRepeals

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order.)

This Order brings into operation on 1st July 1997 the following provisions of the Social Security Administration (Fraud) (Northern Ireland) Order 1997—

Articles 3 and 4 which relate to the supply and use of information;

Articles 5 to 9 which relate to the administration of housing benefit;

Article 11 which relates to the appointment of inspectors by the Housing Executive;

Articles 12 and 13 which relate to offences;

Article 16 which relates to reviews in connection with attendance allowance, disability living allowance and disability working allowance;

Article 17 which relates to medical examinations in connection with attendance allowance and disability working allowance;

Paragraphs 2 to 4, 6 and 7(b) and (c) of Schedule 1 (minor and consequential amendments) and Article 19(1) in so far as it relates to those paragraphs;

Schedule 2 (repeals) and Article 19(2) in so far as it relates to that Schedule.

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