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(1)This section applies to the sums specified in the following provisions—
(a)section 186(1)(a) and (b) of ERA 1996 (employee's rights on insolvency of employer: maximum amount payable);
(b)section 227(1) of ERA 1996 (maximum amount of a week's pay for the purposes of certain provisions of the Act relating to awards of compensation and redundancy payments).
(2)The Secretary of State may, on one occasion only, by order substitute for each of the sums mentioned in subsection (1) such higher sum as may be specified in the order.
(3)An order under this section—
(a)is to be made by statutory instrument;
(b)may include transitional provision;
(c)may exclude, on a single occasion specified in the order under this section, any duty to make an order under section 34 of the 1999 Act (indexation of certain amounts, &c), so far as relating to the sums mentioned in subsection (1).
(4)Subject to any provision made under subsection (3)(c), this section does not affect the operation of section 34 of the 1999 Act in relation to the sums substituted by the order under this section in the provisions mentioned in subsection (1).
(5)No statutory instrument containing an order under this section may be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.
(6)In this section “the 1999 Act” means the Employment Relations Act 1999 (c. 26).
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