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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2006 No. 449

housing; rates; social security

The Housing Benefit (Consequential Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

Made

10th November 2006

Coming into operation

19th November 2006

The Department for Social Development makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 122(1)(d), 132A(3) and 171(1), (3) and (4) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(1) and now vested in it(2).

These Regulations are made with the consent of the Department of Finance and Personnel(3).

The Social Security Advisory Committee has agreed that proposals in respect of these Regulations should not be referred to it(4).

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Housing Benefit (Consequential Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 and shall come into operation on 19th November 2006.

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(5) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Assembly.

Amendment of the Housing Benefit (Consequential Provisions) Regulations

2.  In Schedule 1 to the Housing Benefit (Consequential Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006(6) in column (3) of the entry relating to the Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005(7) for “(9)(a)” substitute “(9)(b)”.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Social Development on 10th November 2006

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John O’Neill

A senior officer of the Department for Social Development

The Department of Finance and Personnel hereby consents to the foregoing Regulations.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Finance and Personnel on 10th November 2006

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Fiona Hamill

A senior officer of the Department of Finance and Personnel

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Housing Benefit (Consequential Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 which make provision in connection with the consolidation of regulations relating to housing benefit.

Regulation 2 corrects an error in Schedule 1 to those Regulations (revocations).

(1)

1992 c. 7; section 132A was inserted by paragraph 3 of Schedule 2 to the State Pension Credit Act (Northern Ireland) 2002 (c. 14 (N.I.)) and section 171(1) was amended by paragraph 5 of Schedule 4 to the Tax Credits Act 2002 (c. 21)

(2)

See Article 8(b) of S.R. 1999 No. 481

(3)

See section 171(6A) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 as inserted by Article 3(3) of the Social Security (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1993 (S.I. 1993/1579 (N.I. 8)); see also Article 6(b) of S.R. 1999 No. 481

(4)

See section 150(1)(b) of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c. 8)

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