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Social Security Act 1989

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Part IIConstruction of References to Government Departments Etc

1(1)The reference in Part I of this Schedule to the Department of Social Security includes a reference to—

(a)the former Department of Health and Social Security,

(b)the former Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance,

(c)the former Ministry of Social Security, and

(d)any other former government department,

but, in the case of paragraphs (a) and (d) above, only to the extent that the functions carried out in the former department related to social security or to occupational or personal pension schemes or to war pensions.

(2)In sub-paragraph (1) above—

  • “occupational pension scheme” has the meaning given by section 66(1) of the Pensions Act;

  • “personal pension scheme” has the meaning given by section 84(1) of the 1986 Act; and

  • “war pension” has the meaning given by section 25(4) of this Act.

2The reference in Part I of this Schedule to the Department of Employment is a reference to that Department only to the extent that the functions carried out in it relate to unemployment benefit or income support or related to the former supplementary benefit.

3The reference in Part I of this Schedule to the Lord Chancellor’s Department is a reference to that Department only to the extent that the functions carried out relate to functions of the Chief Social Security Commissioner or any other Social Security Commissioner.

4The reference in Part I of this Schedule to the Commissioners of Inland Revenue is a reference to those Commissioners only to the extent that the functions carried out by them or any officer of theirs relate to—

(a)any of the following aspects of social security—

(i)National Insurance contributions,

(ii)statutory sick pay,

(iii)statutory maternity pay, or

(b)the tax treatment of occupational or personal pension schemes, as defined in paragraph 1(2) above.

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