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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2011 No. 231

Social Security

The Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Prescribed Diseases) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011

Made

21st June 2011

Coming into operation

18th July 2011

The Department for Social Development makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 108(2) and 171(1), (3) and (4) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(1) and now vested in it(2).

It is satisfied of the matters referred to in section 108(2) of that Act.

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Prescribed Diseases) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 and shall come into operation on 18th July 2011.

Amendment of the Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Prescribed Diseases) Regulations

2.  In Part I of Schedule 1 to the Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Prescribed Diseases) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1986(3) (list of prescribed diseases and the occupations for which they are prescribed) after the entry relating to prescribed disease C30(4) add—

C31.Bronchiolitis obliterans.The use or handling of, or exposure to, diacetyl (also called butanedione or 2,3-butanedione) in the manufacture of—
(a)diacetyl;
(b)food flavouring containing diacetyl; or
(c)food to which food flavouring containing diacetyl is added.
C32.Carcinoma of the nasal cavity or associated air sinuses (nasal carcinoma).

(a)

(b)

The manufacture of inorganic chromates; or

work in hexavalent chrome plating..

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Social Development on 21st June 2011

(L.S.)

Anne McCleary

A senior officer of the Department for Social Development

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Prescribed Diseases) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1986 which prescribe diseases for which industrial injuries benefit is payable.

Regulation 2 adds─

  • bronchiolitis obliterans, in relation to occupations involving the manufacture of diacetyl, or food flavouring containing diacetyl, or food to which such food flavouring is added; and

  • carcinoma of the nasal cavity or associated air sinuses (nasal carcinoma), in relation to occupations involving the manufacture of inorganic chromates or work in hexavalent chrome plating,

to the list of prescribed diseases in Part I of Schedule 1 to those Regulations.

These Regulations make in relation to Northern Ireland only provision corresponding to provision contained in Regulations made by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in relation to Great Britain and accordingly, by virtue of section 149(3) of, and paragraph 7 of Schedule 5A to, the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c. 8), are not subject to the requirement of section 149(2A) of that Act for prior reference to the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council.

(1)

1992 c. 7; 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)

S.R. 1986 No. 179; relevant amending Regulations are S.R. 1996 No. 57 and S.R. 2003 No. 63

(4)

Prescribed disease C30 was inserted by regulation 3(3)(c) of S.R 1996 No. 57 and substituted by regulation 2(4)(w) of S.R. 2003 No. 63

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