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Social Security Act 1981

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6Reciprocity with other countries

(1)In section 143 of the Social Security Act 1975 (reciprocity with other countries) the following subsection is inserted after subsection (1)—

(1A)An Order made by virtue of subsection (1) above may, instead of or in addition to making specific modifications or adaptations, provide generally that this Act shall be modified to such extent as may be required to give effect to the provisions contained in the agreement or, as the case may be, alterations in question..

(2)In section 15 of the [1975 c. 61.] Child Benefit Act 1975 (reciprocity with other countries) the following subsection is inserted after subsection (1)—

(1A)An Order made by virtue of subsection (1) above may, instead of or in addition to making specific modifications, provide generally that this Act shall be modified to such extent as may be required to give effect to the provisions contained in the agreement or, as the case may be, alterations in question..

(3)In section 32 of the Supplementary Benefit Act 1976 (reciprocity with other countries) the following subsection is inserted after subsection (1)—

(1A)An Order made by virtue of subsection (1) above may, instead of or in addition to making specific modifications, provide generally that this Act shall be modified to such extent as may be required to give effect to the provisions contained in the agreement in question..

(4)Any enactment mentioned in subsections (1) to (3) above and any enactment from which section 143 is derived (whether directly or indirectly) shall, in relation to any Order made or having effect as if made thereunder before the commencement of this section, be treated as if at the time when the Order was made that enactment contained the relevant power provided by this section.

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