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Pension Schemes Act 1993

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185Consultations about other regulations

(1)Subject to subsections (2) and (6), where the Secretary of State proposes to make any regulations for the purposes of Parts I to VI, Chapter I or III of Part VII, Part VIII, IX or X or section 153, 154, 155, 156, 160, 162, 163, 174 or 175 of this Act he shall refer the proposals, in the form of draft regulations or otherwise, to the Board.

(2)Subsection (1) does not apply to—

(a)regulations prescribing actuarial tables; or

(b)regulations made for the purpose only of consolidating other regulations revoked by them; or

(c)regulations under section 36(6).

(3)The Board shall consider any proposals referred to them under subsection (1) and make a report to the Secretary of State containing such recommendations as they think fit with regard to the subject matter of the proposals.

(4)If after receiving the Board’s report under subsection (3) the Secretary of State lays before Parliament regulations or draft regulations which comprise the whole or any part of the subject matter of proposals referred to the Board, he shall lay with the regulations or draft a copy of the report and a statement showing—

(a)the extent (if any) to which the Secretary of State has, in framing the regulations, given effect to the recommendations contained in the Board’s report; and

(b)in so far as he has not given effect to any such recommendations, his reasons for not doing so.

(5)In relation to any regulations required or authorised under this Act to be made by the Secretary of State in conjunction with the Treasury, any reference in subsections (1) to (4) to the Secretary of State shall be construed as a reference to him and the Treasury acting jointly.

(6)Section 173 of the [1992 c. 5.] Social Security Administration Act 1992 (cases in which consultation about regulations is not required) shall apply as if references in that section to the Social Security Advisory Committee included references to the Board.

(7)The power of the Secretary of State to make regulations under section 162 of this Act shall be exercisable only after consultation with the Chief Registrar of Friendly Societies or the Friendly Societies Commission.

(8)The power of the Secretary of State to make regulations under section 172(4) shall be exercisable only after consultation with the Council on Tribunals.

(9)Before making any regulations under paragraph 7 of Schedule 2 the Secretary of State shall consult with such bodies concerned with employments of the class in question as appear to him fairly to represent the interests of the employers and earners in those employments.

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