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The Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (Application of Parts 12ZA, 12ZB and 12ZC to Parental Order Cases) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (Application of Parts 12ZA, 12ZB and 12ZC to Parental Order Cases) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 and come into operation on 15th March 2015.

(2) Regulation 4 does not have effect in cases involving children whose expected week of birth ends on or before 4th April 2015.

Interpretation

2.  In these Regulations—

“the Act” means the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992;

“intended parent”, in relation to a child, means a person who, on the day of the child’s birth—

(a)

applies, or intends to apply during the period of 6 months beginning with that day, with another person for a parental order in respect of the child, and

(b)

expects the court to make a parental order on that application in respect of the child;

“parental order” means an order under section 54(1) of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008(1); and

“parental order parent” means a person—

(a)

on whose application the court has made a parental order in respect of a child, or

(b)

who is an intended parent of a child.

Application of Part 12ZA of the Act to parental order parents

3.  Part 12ZA of the Act(2) (statutory paternity pay) has effect in relation to parental order parents with the modifications of sections 167ZA, 167ZB and 167ZE of the Act specified in the second column of Schedule 1 to these Regulations.

Application of Part 12ZB of the Act to parental order parents

4.  Part 12ZB of the Act(3) (statutory adoption pay) has effect in relation to parental order parents with the modifications of sections 167ZL and 167ZN of the Act specified in the second column of Schedule 2 to these Regulations.

Application of Part 12ZC of the Act to parental order parents

5.  Part 12ZC of the Act(4) (statutory shared parental pay) has effect in relation to parental order parents with the modifications of sections 167ZW and 167ZX of the Act specified in the second column of Schedule 3 to these Regulations.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Employment and Learning on 2nd March 2015.

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Dr Stephen Farry

Minister for Employment and Learning

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