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Part 5 E+W+S+N.I.General

64Northern IrelandE+W+S+N.I.

(1)This section applies to an Order in Council under paragraph 1(1) of the Schedule to the Northern Ireland Act 2000 (c. 1) (legislation for Northern Ireland during suspension of devolved government) which contains a statement that it is made only for purposes corresponding to those of this Act.

(2)Such an Order—

(a)is not subject to paragraph 2 of that Schedule (affirmative resolution of both Houses of Parliament), but

(b)is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

65General interpretationE+W+S+N.I.

In this Act—

  • Administration Act” means the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (c. 5);

  • Contributions and Benefits Act” means the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (c. 4).

66Financial provisions: generalE+W+S

(1)There shall be paid out of money provided by Parliament—

(a)any expenditure incurred by the Secretary of State in consequence of Parts 2 to 4 of this Act, and

(b)any increase attributable to this Act in the sums payable out of money so provided under any other enactment.

(2)There shall be paid into the Consolidated Fund any increase attributable to this Act in the sums payable into that Fund under any other enactment.

67RepealsE+W+S+N.I.

The enactments specified in Schedule 8 are hereby repealed to the extent specified.

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I1S. 67 in force at 1.10.2007 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/2819, art. 2(1)(c)

I2S. 67 in force at 7.4.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/2872, art. 2(1)(c) (with arts. 3-5)

I3S. 67 in force at 1.9.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/2101, art. 2(2)(c) (with art. 3(1)(2))

I4S. 67 in force at 7.10.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/2101, art. 2(3)(c) (with art. 3(3))

I5S. 67 in force at 27.10.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/787, art. 2(4)(c)

I6S. 67 in force at 27.3.2009 for specified purposes by S.I. 2009/775, art. 2(b) (with art. 3)

68TransitionE+W+S+N.I.

(1)The Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument make in connection with the coming into force of any provision of this Act, except Part 1, such transitional provision or savings as he considers necessary or expedient.

(2)The power under subsection (1) includes power to make—

(a)different provision for different cases or areas;

(b)incidental, supplementary and consequential provision.

69ExtentE+W+S+N.I.

(1)Subject to the following provisions, this Act extends to England and Wales and Scotland only.

(2)The following provisions extend to England and Wales only—

(a)sections 42(1) to (10) and 43, and

(b)paragraphs 6, 11(2) and 16 of Schedule 3.

(3)Paragraphs 1, 2, 4, 11(3), 14 and 22 of Schedule 3 extend to Scotland only.

(4)The following provisions also extend to Northern Ireland—

(a)sections 33(7), 49, 56, 57, 61, 64, 65, 68, this section and sections 70 and 71,

(b)paragraph 15 of Schedule 2, and sections 22 and 24 to 26 so far as relating thereto,

(c)paragraphs 5, 10(1) and (28), 17(1) and (2), 19, 23(1) to (3) and (6) to (8) and 24 of Schedule 3, and section 28 so far as relating thereto,

(d)paragraph 1 of Schedule 7, and section 63 so far as relating thereto, and

(e)Schedule 8, so far as relating to the Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979 (c. 17), the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 (c. 1), the Disability (Grants) Act 1993 (c. 14), section 2 of the Social Security Act 1998 (c. 14) and the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 (c. 1), and section 67 so far as relating thereto.

(5)The following provisions extend to Northern Ireland only—

(a)section 45, and

(b)Schedule 8, so far as relating to the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c. 8), and section 67 so far as relating thereto.

(6)The following provisions also extend to the Isle of Man—

(a)sections 56 and 57, section 68, this section and sections 70 and 71,

(b)paragraph 1 of Schedule 7, and section 63 so far as relating thereto, and

(c)Schedule 8, so far as relating to the Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979, and section 67 so far as relating thereto.

70CommencementE+W+S+N.I.

(1)The following provisions shall come into force at the end of the period of 2 months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed—

(a)sections 41(2) and (3), 44, 45, 54, 55, 59, 61(1)(b) and (2) to (6) and 62,

(b)paragraphs 1 to 4, 10, 11 and 14 of Schedule 5, and section 40 so far as relating thereto,

(c)paragraphs 2(1) and (3), 3 and 4 of Schedule 7, and section 63 so far as relating thereto, and

(d)Schedule 8, so far as relating to—

(i)section 3(5) of the Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers' Compensation) Act 1979 (c. 41),

(ii)section 140(1A) of the Contributions and Benefits Act,

(iii)sections 71(5), 71ZA(2), 134(8)(a) and 168(3)(d) of the Administration Act,

(iv)section 69(5) of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992,

(v)Schedule 13 to the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39),

(vi)section 38(7)(a) of, and paragraph 81(2) of Schedule 7 to, the Social Security Act 1998 (c. 14), and

(vii)paragraph 65 of Schedule 24 to the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (c. 33),

and section 67 so far as relating thereto.

(2)The remaining provisions of this Act, except—

(a)this section,

(b)sections 64, 65, 66, 68, 69 and 71, and

(c)paragraph 8 of Schedule 5, and section 40 so far as relating thereto,

shall come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument appoint, and different days may be so appointed for different purposes.

71Short titleE+W+S+N.I.

This Act may be cited as the Welfare Reform Act 2007.

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