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SCHEDULE 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F1E+W+S

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Section 9.

SCHEDULE 2E+W+S Earnings Factors and Transfer Values

Part IE+W+S Earnings Factors

1(1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F2E+W+S

F3(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F3(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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SCHEDULE 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F6E+W+S

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Section 16.

SCHEDULE 4E+W+S+N.I. MINOR AND CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS

Exemption from Income TaxE+W+S+N.I.

1The following paragraph shall be inserted after paragraph (a) of section 617(2) of the M1Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 (which specifies certain social security benefits which are not to be treated as income for the purposes of the Income Tax Acts)—E+W+S+N.I.

(aa)payments by way of an allowance under section 70 of the Social Security Act 1975 and section 70 of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Act 1975;.

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C1The text of s. 14(1) and (2), Sch. 2 paras. 2 and 3, Sch. 4 paras. 1 , 2, 21 and 22 and Sch. 5 is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.7.1992

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Employment and TrainingE+W+S+N.I.

2The following subsection shall be substituted for section 12(2) of the M2Employment and Training Act 1973—E+W+S+N.I.

(2)It shall be the duty of each local education authority and the Commission to furnish the Secretary of State with such information in its possession as the Secretary of State may require as being information required in connection with the determination of questions relating to contributions or benefit under—

(a)the benefit Acts as defined in section 84(1) of the Social Security Act 1986;

(b)the Social Security Act 1988;

and any information falling to be furnished in pursuance of this subsection shall be furnished in such a form and at such times as the Secretary of State may direct.

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C2The text of s. 14(1) and (2), Sch. 2 paras. 2 and 3, Sch. 4 paras. 1 , 2, 21 and 22 and Sch. 5 is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.7.1992

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Social Security Act 1975E+W+S+N.I.

3–20. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F7E+W+S+N.I.

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Other amendments of Social Security Act 1986E+W+S+N.I.

21The Social Security Act 1986 shall also be amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

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C3The text of s. 14(1) and (2), Sch. 2 paras. 2 and 3, Sch. 4 paras. 1 , 2, 21 and 22 and Sch. 5 is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.7.1992

F822. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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23–30. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F9E+W+S+N.I.

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Section 16.

SCHEDULE 5E+W+S+N.I. Repeals

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C4The text of s. 14(1) and (2), Sch. 2 paras. 2 and 3, Sch. 4 paras. 1 , 2, 21 and 22 and Sch. 5 is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.7.1992

1964 c. 60.Emergency Laws (Re-enactments and Repeals) Act 1964.Section 4.
1968 c. 46.Health Services and Public Health Act 1968.Section 61.
1975 c. 14.Social Security Act 1975.In section 45(2A), the words “is engaged in any one or more employments from which she”.
In section 45A(3), the words “is engaged in any one or more employments from which he”.
In section 46(4), the words “from employment by the pensioner”.
Section 47B(1)(b) and the word “and” immediately preceding it.
Section 59A(11).
In section 66, in subsection (3), the words “from any one or more employments” and in subsection (4), the words “is engaged in any one or more employments from which he or she”.
Section 69.
In Schedule 3, paragraph 1(4)(b), in paragraph 8(3), the words from “paragraph (b)” in the first place where those words occur, to “of”, in the fourth place where it occurs and paragraph 9.
1976 c. 36.Adoption Act 1976.Section 47(4) and (5).
1977 c. 49.National Health Service Act 1977.Section 5(3).
In Schedule 12, in paragraph 1, in sub-paragraph (1), the words from “and regulations” to the end, and sub-paragraph (2) and paragraph 5.
1978 c. 28.Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978.Section 41(3) to (5).
1978 c. 29.National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978.Section 85(5).
In Schedule 11, in paragraph 1, in sub-paragraph (1), the words from “and regulations” to the end, and sub-paragraph (2).
1980 c. 30.Social Security Act 1980.In Schedule 1, paragraph 2.
1985 c. 53.Social Security Act 1985.Section 13(4)(a).
Section 14.
1986 c. 50.Social Security Act 1986.In section 20(6), the words “,beginning with the week in which a claim for it is made or is treated as made”.
Section 23(8).
In section 32, subsection (3), in subsection (4), the words “Social fund” and in subsection (8), the words “social fund”, in the second place where they occur and the words from “and” to the end.
In section 33(1), the words “social fund”.
In section 34(1)(a), the words “to him” and the words “social fund”, in the second place where they occur.
In section 50(1), in the definition of “employer”, the words “and a contract of service of hers” and the words “under the contract”.
In section 51(2), the words “social fund”.
In section 52(6), the words “social fund”.
In section 53(10), the words “social fund”.
In section 63(7), the word “specified”, in the second place where it occurs.
In section 84(1), the definition of “social fund payment”.
In Schedule 3, paragraph 5(3) to (8) and paragraphs 9 and 11.
In Schedule 10, paragraph 45.

The repeal of section 69 of the M3Social Security Act 1975 is subject to paragraph 3 of Schedule 1 to this Act.

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