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Social Security Act 1990

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16Removal of certain liabilities from the National Insurance Fund

(1)In section 1 of the principal Act (outline of the contributory system) at the end of paragraph (a) of subsection (1) there shall be added the word “and” and paragraph (c) of that subsection (benefit under the Old Cases Act to be provided by means of contributions etc) shall cease to have effect.

(2)At the end of that subsection there shall be added the words “together with the additions under subsection (4A) below” and after subsection (4) there shall be inserted—

(4A)For the financial year beginning with 1st April 1990 and for each subsequent financial year, there shall, by way of addition to contributions, be paid out of money provided by Parliament, in such manner and at such times as the Treasury may determine, amounts the total of which for any such year is equal to the aggregate of all statutory sick pay and statutory maternity pay paid by employers and others in that year, as estimated by the Government Actuary.

(3)In section 134 of that Act (destination of contributions etc) after subsection (2) there shall be inserted—

(2A)The additions paid under section 1(4A) above shall be paid, in accordance with any directions given by the Treasury, into the National Insurance Fund.

(4)In section 135 of that Act, at the end of subsection (2) (which specifies the benefits which are to be paid out of money provided by Parliament instead of out of the National Insurance Fund) there shall be added—

(h)industrial injuries benefit.

(5)In subsection (5) of that section (Consolidated Fund to be reimbursed out of National Insurance Fund in respect of certain administrative expenses, but excluding those specified in the paragraphs of that subsection) after paragraph (a) there shall be inserted—

(aa)expenses attributable to the carrying into effect of the Old Cases Act; and.

(6)In section 137(1) and (2) of that Act (Government Actuary’s periodical reviews of the working of the principal Act and the Old Cases Act with a view to ascertaining likely demands on the National Insurance Fund) the words “and the Old Cases Act” shall cease to have effect.

(7)In section 159 of that Act, in subsection (4) (certain payments in respect of pre-1948 cases to be made out of the National Insurance Fund) for the words “the National Insurance Fund” there shall be substituted the words “money provided by Parliament”.

(8)In the Old Cases Act—

(a)in sections 2(1) and 5(1) (schemes under those provisions to be financed out of the National Insurance Fund) for the words “the National Insurance Fund” there shall be substituted the words “money provided by Parliament”;

(b)in section 4(4)(e) (provision for the repayment to the National Insurance Fund of payments subsequently found not to have been due) for the words “the National Insurance Fund” there shall be substituted the words “the Secretary of State”; and

(c)section 13 (reciprocal arrangements with Northern Ireland in relation to payments out of the respective National Insurance Funds) shall cease to have effect.

(9)Section 46(3) of the 1982 Act and section 85(4)(a) of the 1986 Act (which provide for the payment of sums out of the National Insurance Fund into the Consolidated Fund in respect of estimated administrative expenses relating to statutory sick pay and statutory maternity pay) shall cease to have effect.

(10)Subsections (1) and (4) to (8) above shall be taken to have come into force on 1st April 1990.

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