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The Housing Benefit (General) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Housing Benefit (General) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 and shall come into operation on 1st August 2005.

(2) In these Regulations—

“the Housing Benefit Regulations” means the Housing Benefit (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(1).

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

Amendment of regulation 6 of the Housing Benefit Regulations

2.  In regulation 6(2) of the Housing Benefit Regulations (circumstances in which a person is to be treated as liable to make payments in respect of a dwelling) for “in respect of which” there shall be substituted “in, or in respect of, which”.

Amendment of regulation 70 of the Housing Benefit Regulations

3.  In regulation 70(1) of the Housing Benefit Regulations (rent and rate-free periods) for “in respect of” there shall be substituted “in, or in respect of,”.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Social Development on 6th July 2005.

L.S.

John O'Neill

A senior officer of the

Department for Social Development

The Department of Finance and Personnel hereby consents to these Regulations.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Finance and Personnel on 7th July 2005.

L.S.

Mary McIvor

A senior officer of the

Department of Finance and Personnel

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