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Social Security Administration Act 1992

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165Adjustments between National Insurance Fund and Consolidated Fund

(1)There shall be made out of the National Insurance Fund into the Consolidated Fund, or out of money provided by Parliament into the National Insurance Fund, such payments by way of adjustment as the Secretary of State determines (in accordance with any directions of the Treasury) to be appropriate in consequence of the operation of any enactment or regulations relating to—

(a)family credit;

(b)disability working allowance;

(c)statutory sick pay;

(d)statutory maternity pay; or

(e)the repayment or offsetting of benefit as defined in section 122 of the Contributions and Benefits Act or other payments.

(2)Where any such payments as are specified in subsection (3) below fall to be made by way of adjustment, then, subject to subsection (4) below,—

(a)the amount of the payments to be made shall be taken to be such, and

(b)payments on account of them shall be made at such times and in such manner,

as may be determined by the Secretary of State in accordance with any directions given by the Treasury.

(3)The payments mentioned in subsection (2) above are the following, that is to say—

(a)any payments falling to be made by way of adjustment by virtue of subsection (1)(a) to (d) above;

(b)any payments falling to be made by way of adjustment in consequence of the operation of any enactment or regulations relating to child benefit—

(i)out of the National Insurance Fund into the Consolidated Fund, or

(ii)into the National Insurance Fund out of money provided by Parliament; and

(c)any payments falling to be made by way of adjustment in circumstances other than those mentioned in subsection (1) or paragraph (b) above—

(i)out of the National Insurance Fund either to the Secretary of State or another government department or into the Consolidated Fund; or

(ii)into the National Insurance Fund out of money provided by Parliament.

(4)In relation to payments falling within paragraph (a) or (c) of subsection (3) above, subsection (2) above only applies in such cases or classes of case as may be specified by the Secretary of State by order.

(5)There shall be paid out of the National Insurance Fund into the Consolidated Fund, at such times and in such manner as the Treasury may direct, such sums as the Secretary of State may estimate (in accordance with any directions given by the Treasury) to be the amount of the administrative expenses incurred as mentioned in section 163(2)(a) above, excluding—

(a)expenses attributable to the carrying into effect of provisions of the Contributions and Benefits Act or this Act relating to the benefits which by virtue of section 163(2) above are payable out of money provided by Parliament; and

(b)any other category of expenses which the Treasury may direct, or any enactment may require, to be excluded from the Secretary of State’s estimate under this subsection;

but none of the administrative expenses of the Christmas bonus shall be excluded from that estimate by virtue of paragraph (a) or (b) above.

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