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SCHEDULES

SCHEDULE 11Contributions and pensions administration

Pension Schemes (Northern Ireland) Act 1993 (c. 49)

24The Pension Schemes (Northern Ireland) Act 1993 is amended as follows.

25(1)In section 154 (disclosure of information between government departments, etc.), in subsection (5) after “Subsections (1) and (1A)” there is inserted “extend”.

(2)This amendment shall be deemed to have come into force on 1st April 1999.

26In section 165 (decisions and appeals), as amended by Article 15(2) of the [S.I. 1999/671.] Social Security Contributions (Transfer of Functions, etc.) (Northern Ireland) Order 1999, in subsection (5)—

(a)for paragraphs (a) and (b) there is substituted—

(a)generally with respect to the making of relevant decisions;

(b)with respect to the procedure to be adopted on any application made under Article 10 or 11 of the 1998 Order by virtue of subsection (4); and

(c)generally with respect to such applications, revisions under Article 10 and decisions under Article 11;, and

(b)for “such a revision or decision” there is substituted “a revision under Article 10 or decision under Article 11”.

27(1)In section 177 (orders and regulations - general provisions), for subsection (7) there is substituted—

(7)Any power conferred on the Secretary of State to make regulations or orders (other than an order under section 162) is exercisable by statutory instrument, and subsections (2) to (4) and section 178(1) apply to regulations or orders made in exercise of any such power of the Secretary of State as they apply to regulations made by the Department.

(2)This amendment shall be deemed to have come into force on 1st April 1999 in place of those made by paragraph 75(3) of Schedule 1 to the Social Security Contributions (Transfer of Functions, etc.) (Northern Ireland) Order 1999.

28In section 180(2) (consultation about regulations)—

(a)for “the appropriate government department” there is substituted “the Department or, as the case may be, the Secretary of State”, and

(b)after “it” there is inserted “or him”.