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Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999

Section 83: Regulations and orders

Section 83 sets out how the regulation-making powers arising from this Act may be used.

Subsections (2) and (3) provides for regulations to be subject to the negative resolution procedure. This means that the regulations will be laid before Parliament after being made, but only debated if a Member or Peer seeks such a debate.

Subsections (4) to (6) follow other social security legislation, in making clear that regulations may make different provision within the classes to which the specific regulation-making power relates, and may make incidental or transitional provisions.

Subsection (8) ensures that regulations made under section 60 (employment zones) and section 79 (housing under-occupation scheme) may make different provision in different parts of the country.

Subsection (9) provides for regulations under section 60 and section 72 (information sharing) to apply in specified areas only.

Subsections (10) and (11) give the Treasury a joint role in making regulations under the pension sharing provisions in Part IV of the Act.

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