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The State Pension Credit (2002 Act) (Commencement No. 4) and Appointed Day Order (Northern Ireland) 2003

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2003 No. 373 (C. 28)

SOCIAL SECURITY

The State Pension Credit (2002 Act) (Commencement No. 4) and Appointed Day Order (Northern Ireland) 2003

Made

7th August 2003

The Department for Social Development, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by section 21(2) of the State Pension Credit Act (Northern Ireland) 2002(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 State Pension Credit (2002 Act) (Commencement No. 4) and Appointed Day Order (Northern Ireland) 2003.

Appointed day

2.  The day appointed for –

(a)the coming into operation of the State Pension Credit Act (Northern Ireland) 2002 (in so far as it is not already in operation); and

(b)the purposes of section 13 of that Act,

is 6th October 2003.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Social Development on 7th August 2003.

L.S.

John O'Neill

Senior Officer of the

Department for Social Development

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order.)

This Order brings into operation on 6th October 2003 those provisions of the State Pension Credit Act (Northern Ireland) 2002 (“the Act”) which are not already in operation and appoints that day as “the appointed day” for the purposes of section 13 of the Act (transitional provisions).

This Order does not impose a charge on business.

Note as to Earlier Commencement Orders

(This note is not part of the Order.)

The following provisions of the State Pension Credit Act (Northern Ireland) 2002 have been brought into operation by –

  • the State Pension Credit (2002 Act) (Commencement No. 1) Order (Northern Ireland) 2002 (S.R. 2002 No. 366 (C. 31)),

  • the State Pension Credit (2002 Act) (Commencement No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2003 (S.R. 2003 No. 29 (C. 2)), and

  • the State Pension Credit (2002 Act) (Commencement No. 3) Order (Northern Ireland) 2003 (S.R. 2003 No. 211 (C. 17)).

    ProvisionDate of CommencementS.R. No.
    Sections 1 to 7, 9, 11 to 13, 14 (except so far as it relates to paragraph 3 of Schedule 2) and 15 to 172nd December 20022002 No. 366 (C. 31)
    Section 17(1) (partially) and section 1814th January 20032002 No. 366 (C. 31)
    Section 14 (in so far as it relates to paragraph 3 of Schedule 2)27th January 20032003 No. 29 (C. 2)
    Section 11 in relation to paragraphs 1 to 7, 10 and 12 of Schedule 1 and section 20 and Schedule 3 (in so far as it relates to the Schedule to that Order)7th April 20032003 No. 211 (C. 17)

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