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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2011 No. 383

Social Security

The Social Fund (Cold Weather Payments) (General) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011

Made

27th October 2011

Coming into operation

1st November 2011

The Department for Social Development makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 134(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).

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Social Fund (Cold Weather Payments) (General) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 and shall come into operation on 1st November 2011.

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

Amendment of the Social Fund (Cold Weather Payments) (General) Regulations

2.  For the Schedule to the Social Fund (Cold Weather Payments) (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1988(4) substitute the Schedule set out in the Schedule to these Regulations.

Revocation

3.  Regulation 2(5) of the Social Fund (Cold Weather Payment) (General) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010(5) is revoked.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Social Development on 27th October 2011

(L.S.)

Anne Mc Cleary

A senior officer of the Department for Social Development

Regulation 2

SCHEDULE

Regulation 2

SCHEDULEIDENTIFICATION OF STATIONS AND POSTCODE DISTRICTS

Column (1)Column (2)
Meteorological Office StationPostcode districts
1. AldergroveBT27 – 29, BT39 – 46, BT80
2. CastledergBT78 – 79, BT81 – 82
3. GlenanneBT35, BT60 – 71
4. KatesbridgeBT24 – 26, BT30 – 34
5. MagilliganBT47 – 49, BT51 – 57
6. St AngeloBT74 – 77, BT92 – 94
7. Stormont CastleBT1 – 23, BT36 – 38

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Social Fund (Cold Weather Payments) (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1988 (“the 1988 Regulations”).

The Schedule to the 1988 Regulations specifies weather stations which are relevant to determining whether there is a recorded or forecasted period of cold weather.

Regulation 2 substitutes the Schedule to the 1988 Regulations with the Schedule to these Regulations. The new Schedule largely re-enacts the list contained in the former Schedule, but it reassigns the postcodes from an existing station, Ballykelly, to a new weather station, Magilligan.

Regulation 3 makes a consequential revocation.

The Postcode Atlas of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the postcode maps may be obtained from their publishers. A person may establish the current postcode for his or her address by contacting the Royal Mail Postcode Enquiries Office (telephone 08457 111 222) or by logging on to the Royal Mail website at www.royalmail.com.

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 10 of Schedule 5 to, the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992, are not subject to the requirement of section 149(2) of that Act for prior reference to the Social Security Advisory Committee.

(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

(4)

S.R. 1988 No. 368; the Schedule was substituted by regulation 2(5) of S.R. 2010 No. 344

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