2Amount to be specified as upper earnings limit: Northern IrelandN.I.
(1)In section 5 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c. 7) (earnings limits and thresholds for Class 1 contributions)—
(a)in subsection (1), omit the words from “which” to the end, and
(b)omit subsection (3) (amount to be specified as upper earnings limit).
(2)In section 172 of that Act (control of regulations and orders), after subsection (11ZA) insert—
“(11ZB)A statutory instrument containing (whether alone or with other provisions) regulations under section 5 specifying the upper earnings limit shall not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.”
(3)The amendments made by subsections (1)(b) and (2) have effect in relation to regulations specifying the upper earnings limit for 2009-10 or any subsequent tax year.