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The National Health Service (General Ophthalmic Services) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 1999

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Amendment of regulation 2 of the principal Regulations

3.  In regulation 2(1) of the principal Regulations (interpretation)–

(a)after the definition of “the Agency” there is inserted–

“amount withdrawn” means the amount by which the appropriate maximum disabled person’s tax credit or working families' tax credit, as the case may be, determined in accordance with section 129(8) or 128(5) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992, as the case may be, is reduced by virtue of the claimant’s income exceeding the applicable amount;(1);

(b)for the definition of “disability working allowance” there is substituted–

“disabled person’s tax credit” means disabled person’s tax credit under section 129 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;;

(c)the definition of “family credit” is omitted;

(d)after the definition of “suspended by direction of the Tribunal”(2) there is inserted–

“working families' tax credit” means working families' tax credit under section 128 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;

(e)after the definition of “patient” there is inserted–

“primary care NHS trust” means an NHS trust to which certain functions referred to in section 12AA of the Act are delegated by the Board;(3).

(1)

1992 (c. 4); sections 128 and 129 were amended by the Tax Credits Act 1999 (c. 10), Schedule 1, paragraphs 2(g) and (h).

(2)

The definition of “suspended by direction of the Tribunal” was inserted by S.I.1996/843.

(3)

Section 12AA was inserted into the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 (c. 29) by the Health Act 1999 (c. 8), section 47.

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