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Social Security Act 1981

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Schedule 1Increases in Penalties

Family Income Supplements Act 1970 (c. 55)

1In section 11 of the Family Income Supplements Act 1970 (penalty for false statements) for the words " £400 ", as substituted by section 22(16) of the Social Security (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1977, there are substituted the words

£1,000.

Social Security Act 1975 (c. 14)

2In section 145 of the Social Security Act 1975—

(a)in subsection (3) (obstructing inspector or failing to provide information) for the words " £50" there are substituted the words

£200; and

(b)in subsection (4) (additional penalty for each day offence is continued) for the words " £10 " there are substituted the words

£20.

3In section 146 of the Act of 1975—

(a)in subsection (3) (miscellaneous offences) for the words " £400 " there are substituted the words

£1,000; and

(b)in subsection (5) (breaches of regulations) for the words "£50" and "£10" there are substituted, respectively, the words

£200and " £20 ".

Child Benefit Act 1975 (c. 61)

4In section 11 of the Child Benefit Act 1975—

(a)in subsection (1) (false statements, etc.) for the words "£400" there are substituted the words

£1,000; and

(b)in subsection (2) (breaches of regulations) for the words " £50 " there are substituted the words

£200.

Supplementary Benefits Act 1976 (c.71)

5In section 21 of the Supplementary Benefits Act 1976 (false statements), as substituted by section 14(5) of the Social Security (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1977, for the words

£400

there are substituted the words

£1,000.

6In section 22 of the Act of 1976 (impersonation of officers), as amended by section 14(6) of the Act of 1977, for the words " £400 " there are substituted the words

£500.

7In section 23(3) of the Act of 1976 (illegal possession of documents), as so amended, for the words " £400 " there are substituted the words

£500.

8In section 24(1) of the Act of 1976 (failure to notify cessation of employment or re-employment etc.), as so amended, for the words " £100 " there are substituted the words

£200.

9In section 25(1) of the Act of 1976 (failure to maintain), as so amended, for the words " £400 " there are substituted the words

£500.

Schedule 2Minor and Consequential Amendments

Social Security Act 1973 (c. 38)

1In section 66 of the Social Security Act 1973 (establishment of the Occupational Pensions Board and their functions and procedure), for subsection (6) there are substituted the following subsections—

(6)The Secretary of State may from time to time direct the Board to make a report to him on the exercise of their functions ; and it shall be the duty of the Board to comply with any such direction as soon as is practicable.

(6A)The Secretary of State shall lay before each House of Parliament a copy of any report made to him in response to a direction under subsection (6) above..

Social Security Act 1975 (c. 14)

2For subsection (2) of section 141 of the Social Security Act 1975 there is substituted the following subsection—

(2)Where the Secretary of State proposes to make regulations relating only to industrial injuries benefit or its administration, other than regulations specified in Part II of Schedule 16, he shall refer the proposals, in the form of draft regulations or otherwise, to the Council for consideration and advice unless—

(a)it appears to him that by reason of the urgency of the matter it is inexpedient to do so ; or

(b)the Council has agreed that the proposals should not be referred to it. " Social Security (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1977 (c. 5)

3In section 21(1)(a) of the Social Security (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1977, as inserted by section 3(4) of the Social Security Act 1980, for the word

above

there are substituted the words

of the Pensions Act.

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