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The Welfare Foods (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

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Amendment of regulation 4 of the principal Regulations

3.—(1) Regulation 4 of the principal Regulations (purchase of dried milk at a reduced price) shall be amended in accordance with the following provisions of this regulation.

(2) For paragraph (1) there shall be substituted the following paragraphs—

(1) Subject to paragraph (1A), any person who is entitled, or is a member of a family of a person who is entitled, to family credit awarded with effect from a date falling before 5th October 1999 or to working families' tax credit and who is responsible for a child who—

(a)is not entitled to dried milk or milk under regulation 2;

(b)is under the age of one year, and

(c)is also a member of the family of the person who is entitled to family credit or working families' tax credit,

shall be entitled to purchase at any clinic, on behalf of that child, at a price of £3£90, 900 grams of dried milk per week for personal consumption by that child.

(1A) Where the appropriate maximum working families' tax credit determined by virtue of section 127(5) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 in a person’s case is reduced by virtue of section 127(2)(b) of that Act on account of his income exceeding his applicable amount, that person shall be regarded as entitled to working families' tax credit for the purposes of paragraph (1), only if the reduction does not exceed £70.00..

(3) In paragraph 4(a), after the words “family credit” there shall be inserted the words, “awarded with effect from a date falling before 5th October 1999 or to working families' tax credit”.

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