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Social Security Contributions (Transfer of Functions, etc.) Act 1999

Social Security Administration Act 1992 (SSAA 1992)

56.Paragraph 21 amends section 116 (legal proceedings) so that an officer of the Revenue, not DSS, may conduct proceedings in relation to section 114 (fraudulent evasion of contributions).

57.Paragraphs 22 to 24 transfer functions relating to recovery of unpaid contributions from the Secretary of State to the Inland Revenue.

58.Paragraphs 25 to 27 state that the Secretary of State shall make any regulations under powers in sections 125, 130 and 132 relating to SSP and SMP in concurrence with the Inland Revenue.

59.Paragraphs 28 to 30 amend sections 162, 163 and 165 SSAA 1992 to reflect the transfer of functions relating to the NIF.

NB: Sections 162, 163 and 165 are also amended by Schedule 3 to this Act.

60.Paragraph 31 allows applications for a National Insurance number to continue to be made through the contributions route or the benefits route as appropriate.

61.Paragraph 32 inserts a definition of "Inland Revenue" into the SSAA 1992. It means "the Commissioners of Inland Revenue".

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