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This is a draft item of legislation. This draft has since been made as a UK Statutory Instrument: The Child Support Maintenance Calculation Regulations 2012 No. 2677
61. (1) Subject to paragraph (2), where the Secretary of State has received an application under section 16 or 17 of the 1991 Act(1) in connection with a previously determined variation which has effect on a maintenance calculation in force, regulations 58 to 60 apply in relation to that application as if it were an application for a variation that had not been rejected after preliminary consideration.
(2) The Secretary of State need not act in accordance with regulation 59(1) (procedure in relation to a variation) if—
(a)were the application to succeed, the decision as revised or superseded would be less advantageous to the applicant than the decision before it was so revised or superseded; or
(b)it appears to the Secretary of State that representations of the other party would not be relevant to the decision.
Section 16 was substituted by section 40 of the Social Security Act 1998 (c. 14); subsections (1A) and (1B) were inserted by section 8(1) and (3) of the 2000 Act and subsection (1A) was amended by Schedule 8 to the 2008 Act and by S.I. 2008/2833; section 17 was substituted by section 41 of the Social Security Act 1998; subsection (1) was substituted by section 41 of the Social Security Act 1998 and amended by section 9(1) and (2) of, and Schedule 9 to, the 2000 Act, Schedule 8 to the 2008 Act, and S.I. 2008/2833; subsections (2) and (3) were substituted by section 17 of the 2008 Act. Section 17(4) and (4A) were substituted by section 9(1) and (3) of the 2000 Act.
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