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The Social Fund (Cold Weather Payments) (General) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1998 No. 351


The Social Fund (Cold Weather Payments) (General) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998


8th October 1998

Coming into operation

1st November 1998

The Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by sections 134(2) and 171(1), (3) and (4) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(1) and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations:

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Social Fund (Cold Weather Payments) (General) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998 and shall come into operation on 1st November 1998.

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(2) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(3) In these Regulations, “the principal Regulations” means the Social Fund (Cold Weather Payments) (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1988(3).

Substitution of Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations

2.  For Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations (Post Office postcode areas assigned to designated National Climatological Message Stations) there shall be substituted the Schedule set out in the Schedule to these Regulations.

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


John O'Neill

Assistant Secretary

8th October 1998.

Regulation 2

SCHEDULETo be substituted for Schedule 1 to the Principal Regulations

Regulation 2


Column (1)Column (2)
National Climatological Message StationIdentification of Post Office postcode areas or parts thereof


BT1-16, 18-23, 29, 37-45


BT48-49, 51-57 that part of BT47 which consists of sectors:

  • BT47 2

  • BT47 3

  • BT47 5

  • BT47 6


BT46, 68-71, 74-82, 92-94 that part of BT47 which consists of sector BT47 4


BT17, 24-28, 30-36, 60-67

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations.)

These Regulations amend the Social Fund (Cold Weather Payments) (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1988. They substitute Schedule 1 to those Regulations in order to update the Post Office postcodes which are linked to climatological message stations.

The Postcode Atlas of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the postcode maps may be obtained from their publishers. A person may establish the current postcode for their address by contacting the Royal Mail Postcode Enquiries office (tel. no. 0345 111222).

These Regulations make in relation to Northern Ireland only provision corresponding to provision contained in Regulations made by the Secretary of State for Social Security in relation to Great Britain and accordingly, by virtue of section 149(3) of, and paragraph 10 of Schedule 5 to, the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c. 8), are not subject to the requirement of section 149(2) of that Act for prior reference to the Social Security Advisory Committee.


S.R. 1988 No. 368; relevant amending Regulations are S.R. 1991 No. 464 and S.R. 1992 No. 470

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