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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2001 No. 141 (C. 8)

CHILD SUPPORT

PENSIONS

SOCIAL SECURITY

The Child Support, Pensions and Social Security (2000 Act) (Commencement No. 5) Order (Northern Ireland) 2001

Made

30th March 2001

The Department for Social Development, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by section 68(2)(a) of the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act (Northern Ireland) 2000(1) and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:

Citation and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security (2000 Act) (Commencement No. 5) Order (Northern Ireland) 2001.

(2) In this Order “the Act” means the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act (Northern Ireland) 2000.

Appointed days

2.—(1) The day appointed for the coming into operation of—

(a)the provisions of the Act specified in Part I of the Schedule, is 2nd April 2001;

(b)except for the purposes specified in paragraph (2), the provisions of the Act specified in Part II of the Schedule, is 2nd July 2001; and

(c)the provisions of the Act specified in Part III of the Schedule, is 2nd July 2001.

(2) The purposes referred to in paragraph (1)(b) are where, pursuant to a request for a further review of a determination under Article 34 of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1998(2) relating to housing benefit—

(a)an oral hearing by a Review Board constituted under the Housing Benefit (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(3) has been held and completed before 2nd July 2001, the purpose of enabling the Review Board on or after that date to record its decision, or to give or send its decision to persons likely to be affected by it; or

(b)a decision on the further review has been given by such a Review Board, whether before, on or after that date—

(i)the purpose of enabling the Review Board to correct any accidental error in the record of its decision,

(ii)where proceedings are brought by way of judicial review in connection with that decision, the purpose of enabling the Review Board to participate in those proceedings or in any appeal arising out of those proceedings, or

(iii)the purpose of giving effect to the Review Board’s decision.

Amendment of the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security (2000 Act) (Commencement No. 2) Order

3.  In Article 2(e) of the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security (2000 Act) (Commencement No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2000(4) sub-paragraph (ii) shall be omitted.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Social Development on 30th March 2001.

L.S.

John O'Neill

Senior Officer of the

Department for Social Development

Article 2(1)

SCHEDULE

Part IProvisions coming into operation on 2nd April 2001

Provisions of the ActSubject Matter
Section 58 and Schedule 6 in so far as not already in operationSocial security investigation powers
Schedule 3, paragraph 32 and section 25 in so far as it relates to that paragraphCompensation payments
Schedule 5, paragraph 9 and section 52 in so far as it relates to that paragraphConditions of payment of surplus to employer
The following repeals in Schedule 9 and section 67 in so far as it relates to them—Repeals

in Part I—

  • the Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order 1991(5)—

    • in Article 17(10) the definition of “specified” and the preceding word “and”

    • Article 37(1) and (2)

  • the Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order 1995(6), Article 17

  • the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1998(7), in Schedule 6, paragraph 15

  • the Social Security (1998 Order) (Commencement No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 1998(8), Article 3(3)

Child Support
Part VInvestigation powers

Part IIProvisions coming into operation on 2nd July 2001 except for the purposes specified in Article 2(2)

Provisions of the ActSubject Matter
Schedule 7, paragraph 22(2) and section 59 in so far as it relates to that sub-paragraphHousing benefit: revisions and appeals
Part VI of Schedule 9 and section 67 in so far as it relates to that PartRepeals

Part IIIProvisions coming into operation on 2nd July 2001

Provisions of the ActSubject Matter
Schedule 7, paragraphs 1 to 16, 18 (except sub-paragraph (2)(b)), 19 to 21, 22(1) and (3) and 23 in so far as not already in operation and section 59 in so far as it relates theretoHousing benefit: revisions and appeals
Section 60 in so far as not already in operationDiscretionary financial assistance with housing

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order.)

This Order provides for the coming into operation of provisions of the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act (Northern Ireland) 2000 as follows—

2nd April 2001 for provisions relating to—

  • powers of investigation for social security purposes,

  • the payment to an employer of any surplus out of the funds of an occupational pension scheme, and

  • a number of miscellaneous and consequential repeals; and

2nd July 2001 for provisions relating to housing benefit revisions and appeals and discretionary financial assistance with housing.

Article 3 amends the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security (2000 Act) (Commencement No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2000 to revoke the day previously appointed for the coming fully into operation of provision for an alternative to the anti-franking rules relating to salary related contracted-out pension schemes.

The impact on business of the commencement of provisions in the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act (Northern Ireland) 2000 is detailed in the Regulatory Impact Assessment relating to the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill. A copy of that Assessment may be obtained, free of charge, from Social Security Policy and Legislation Division, Castle Buildings, Stormont, Belfast BT4 3SQ.

Note as to Earlier Commencement Orders

(This note is not part of the Order.)

The following provisions of the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act (Northern Ireland) 2000 have been brought into operation by earlier commencement orders as from the dates shown.

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.R. Number
Sections 1(3) and 3 to 6 (partially)22.11.002000 No. 358 (C. 16)
Section 7 (partially)22.11.00 and 1.1.012000 No. 358 (C. 16)
Sections 9 and 10 (partially)22.11.002000 No. 358 (C. 16)
Section 1115.2.012000 No. 406 (C. 21)
Sections 13 to 1531.1.012000 No. 406 (C. 21)
Section 16 (partially)22.11.002000 No. 358 (C. 16)
2.4.012000 No. 406 (C. 21)
Sections 17 to 20 (partially)22.11.002000 No. 358 (C. 16)
Section 21(1) and (2)31.1.012000 No. 406 (C. 21)
Section 21(3) (partially)22.11.002000 No. 358 (C. 16)
31.1.012000 No. 406 (C. 21)
Section 24 (partially)22.11.002000 No. 358 (C. 16)
Section 25 (partially)22.11.00 and 1.1.012000 No. 358 (C. 16)
31.1.012000 No. 406 (C. 21)
Section 26 (partially)22.11.00 and 1.1.012000 No. 358 (C. 16)
Section 28 (partially)22.11.002000 No. 358 (C. 16)
Sections 29 and 308.1.012000 No. 358 (C. 16)
1.2.01 and 6.4.022001 No. 34 (C. 1)
Section 318.1.012000 No. 358 (C. 16)
9.4.012001 No. 34 (C. 1)
Section 328.1.012000 No. 358 (C. 16)
1.2.012001 No. 34 (C. 1)
Section 338.1.012000 No. 358 (C. 16)
1.2.01 and 6.4.022001 No. 34 (C. 1)
Section 368.1.012000 No. 374 (C. 18)
Section 3722.11.002000 No. 358 (C. 16)
Section 381.12.00 and 1.1.012000 No. 374 (C. 18)
Section 471.12.002000 No. 374 (C. 18)
Section 48 (partially)1.1.012000 No. 374 (C. 18)
Section 491.12.002000 No. 374 (C. 18)
Section 52 (partially)22.11.002000 No. 358 (C. 16)
1.1.01, 12.2.01 and 1.6.012000 No. 374 (C. 18)
Sections 58 to 60 and 62 (partially)22.11.002000 No. 358 (C. 16)
Sections 63 and 6422.11.002000 No. 358 (C. 16)
Section 67 (partially)22.11.002000 No. 358 (C. 16)
1.12.00 and 1.1.012000 No. 374 (C. 18)
9.4.012001 No. 34 (C. 1)
Schedules 1 and 2 (partially)22.11.002000 No. 358 (C. 16)
Schedule 3 (partially)22.11.00 and 1.1.012000 No. 358 (C. 16)
31.1.012000 No. 406 (C. 21)
Schedule 4 (partially)8.1.012000 No. 358 (C. 16)
1.2.01 and 6.4.022001 No. 34 (C. 1)
Schedule 5 (partially)22.11.002000 No. 358 (C. 16)
1.1.01, 12.2.01 and 1.6.012000 No. 374 (C. 18)
Schedules 6 and 7 (partially)22.11.002000 No. 358 (C. 16)
Schedule 9 (partially)22.11.002000 No. 358 (C. 16)
1.12.00 and 1.1.012000 No. 374 (C. 18)
9.4.012001 No. 34 (C. 1)

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