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Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999

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Transfer of certain functions under subordinate legislation: Northern Ireland

36(1)There are hereby transferred to the Commissioners of Inland Revenue—

(a)all functions of the Department under the [S.R. (N.I.) 1979 No. 186.] Social Security (Contributions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1979 which are not transferred to the Commissioners of Inland Revenue by virtue of Article 3(2) of, and Schedule 2 to, the [S.I. 1999/671.] Social Security Contributions (Transfer of Functions, etc.) (Northern Ireland) Order 1999, except the functions of the Department under regulation 44 of those regulations,

(b)the functions of the Department under those provisions of the [S.R. (N.I.) 1985 No. 259.] Occupational Pension Schemes (Contracting-out) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1985 (“the 1985 regulations”) which remain in force by virtue of regulation 78(a) of the Occupational [S.R. (N.I.) 1996 No. 493.] Pension Schemes (Contracting-out) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996 (“the 1996 regulations”), including its functions under the modifications of section 56(4) and (5) of the [S.R. (N.I.) 1985 No. 259.] Pension [1993 c. 49.] Schemes (Northern Ireland) Act 1993 made by regulation 22(10)(a) of the 1985 regulations, but excluding—

(i)its functions under paragraph (2) of regulation 19 of the 1985 regulations so far as relating to any extension of the period first referred to in that paragraph by more than six months, and

(ii)its functions under regulations 22(4) and 22A(4) of the 1985 regulations,

(c)the functions of the Department under regulation 2 of the [S.R. (N.I.) 1987 No. 281.] Occupational Pension Schemes (Contracted-out Protected Rights Premiums) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987 (so far as remaining in force by virtue of regulation 78(b) of the 1996 regulations), and

(d)the functions of the Department under the [S.R. (N.I.) 1987 No. 289.] Personal Pension Schemes (Personal Pension Protected Rights Premiums) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987 (“the 1987 regulations”) (so far as remaining in force by virtue of regulation 4(2) of the [S.R. (N.I.) 1997 No. 160.] Personal and Occupational Pension Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997), except—

(i)its functions under paragraph (3) of regulation 5 of the 1987 regulations so far as relating to any extension of the period first referred to in that paragraph by more than six months, and

(ii)its functions under regulation 6(4) of the 1987 regulations.

(2)In sub-paragraph (1) “the Department” means the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland.

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