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Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992

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1Meaning of “the consolidating Acts

In this Act—

  • “the consolidating Acts” means the [1992 c. 4.] Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (“the Contributions and Benefits Act”), the [1992 c. 5.] Social Security Administration Act 1992 (“the Administration Act”) and, so far as it reproduces the effect of the repealed enactments, this Act; and

  • “the repealed enactments” means the enactments repealed by this Act.

2Continuity of the law

(1)The substitution of the consolidating Acts for the repealed enactments does not affect the continuity of the law.

(2)Anything done or having effect as if done under or for the purposes of a provision of the repealed enactments has effect, if it could have been done under or for the purposes of the corresponding provision of the consolidating Acts, as if done under or for the purposes of that provision.

(3)Any reference, whether express or implied, in the consolidating Acts or any other enactment, instrument or document to a provision of the consolidating Acts shall, so far as the context permits, be construed as including, in relation to the times, circumstances and purposes in relation to which the corresponding provision of the repealed enactments has effect, a reference to that corresponding provision.

(4)Any reference, whether express or implied, in any enactment, instrument or document to a provision of the repealed enactments shall be construed, so far as is required for continuing its effect, as including a reference to the corresponding provision of the consolidating Acts.

3Repeals

(1)The enactments mentioned in Schedule 1 to this Act are repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule.

(2)Those repeals include, in addition to repeals consequential on the consolidation of provisions in the consolidating Acts, repeals in accordance with Recommendations of the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission, of section 30(6)(b) of the [1975 c. 14.] Social Security Act 1975, paragraphs 2 to 8 of Schedule 9 to that Act, paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 10 to that Act and section 10 of the [1988 c. 7.] Social Security Act 1988.

(3)The repeals have effect subject to any relevant savings in Schedule 3 to this Act.

4Consequential amendments

The enactments mentioned in Schedule 2 to this Act shall have effect with the amendments there specified (being amendments consequential on the consolidating Acts).

5Transitional provisions and savings

(1)The transitional provisions and savings in Schedule 3 to this Act shall have effect.

(2)Nothing in that Schedule affects the general operation of section 16 of the [1978 c. 30.] Interpretation Act 1978 (general savings implied on repeal) or of the previous provisions of this Act.

6Transitory modifications

The transitory modifications in Schedule 4 to this Act shall have effect.

7Short title, commencement and extent

(1)This Act may be cited as the Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992.

(2)This Act shall come into force on 1st July 1992.

(3)Section 2 above and this section extend to Northern Ireland.

(4)Subject to subsection (5) below, where any enactment repealed or amended by this Act extends to any part of the United Kingdom, the repeal or amendment extends to that part.

(5)The repeals—

(a)of provisions of sections 10, 13 and 14 of the [1980 c. 30.] Social Security Act 1980 and Part II of Schedule 3 to that Act;

(b)of enactments amending those provisions;

(c)of paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 to the [1990 c. 1.] Capital Allowances Act 1990; and

(d)of section 17(8) and (9) of the [1990 c. 27.] Social Security Act 1990,

do not extend to Northern Ireland.

(6)Section 6 above and Schedule 4 to this Act extend to Northern Ireland in so far as they give effect to transitory modifications of provisions of the consolidating Acts which so extend.

(7)Except as provided by this section, this Act does not extend to Northern Ireland.

(8)Section 4 above extends to the Isle of Man so far as it relates to paragraphs 53 and 54 of Schedule 2 to this Act.

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