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  1. Introductory TextNext Match

  2. Part 1 Social securityPrevious MatchNext Match

    1. “Work for your benefit” schemes etc.Previous MatchNext Match

      1. 1.Schemes for assisting persons to obtain employment: “work for your benefit” schemes etc.Previous MatchNext Match

    2. Revised system of working-age benefitsPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 2.Work-related activity: income support claimants and partners of claimantsPrevious MatchNext Match

      2. 3.Lone parentsPrevious MatchNext Match

      3. 4.Entitlement to jobseeker's allowance without seeking employment etc.Previous MatchNext Match

      4. 5.Couples where at least one member capable of workPrevious MatchNext Match

      5. 6.Statutory sick pay and employment and support allowancePrevious MatchNext Match

      6. 7.Transitional provision relating to sections 4 to 6Previous MatchNext Match

      7. 8.Parliamentary procedure: regulations imposing work-related activity requirements on lone parents of children under 7Previous MatchNext Match

    3. Abolition of income supportPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 9.Abolition of income supportPrevious MatchNext Match

    4. Work-related activity for claimants of employment and support allowancePrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 10.Power to direct claimant to undertake specific work-related activityPrevious MatchNext Match

    5. Jobseeker's allowance and employment and support allowance: drugsPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 11.Claimants dependent on drugs etc.Previous MatchNext Match

    6. Contributory jobseeker's allowance and employment and support allowancePrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 12.Conditions for contributory jobseeker's allowancePrevious MatchNext Match

      2. 13.Conditions for contributory employment and support allowancePrevious MatchNext Match

    7. Disability living allowancePrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 14.Mobility componentPrevious MatchNext Match

    8. Abolition of adult dependency increasesPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 15.Maternity allowance and carer's allowancePrevious MatchNext Match

    9. External provider social loans and community care grantsPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 16.External provider social loansPrevious MatchNext Match

      2. 17.Power to restrict availability of social fund loansPrevious MatchNext Match

      3. 18.Supply of information to or by lenders making external provider social loansPrevious MatchNext Match

      4. 19.Community care grants relating to specified goods or servicesPrevious MatchNext Match

      5. 20.Community care grants: reviews and informationPrevious MatchNext Match

      6. 21.Regulations relating to information: parliamentary controlPrevious MatchNext Match

    10. Payments on accountPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 22.Payments on accountPrevious MatchNext Match

    11. Up-rating of benefitsPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 23.Power to up-rate benefits following review in tax year 2009-10Previous MatchNext Match

    12. Benefit sanctions for offendersPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 24.Loss of benefit provisionsPrevious MatchNext Match

      2. 25.Jobseeker's allowance: sanctions for violent conduct etc. in connection with claimPrevious MatchNext Match

      3. 26.Repeal of sections 62 to 66 of the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act 2000Previous MatchNext Match

    13. Pilot schemesPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 27.State pension credit: pilot schemesPrevious MatchNext Match

      2. 28.Period for which pilot schemes have effect etc.Previous MatchNext Match

    14. MiscellaneousPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 29.Exemption from jobseeking conditions for victims of domestic violencePrevious MatchNext Match

      2. 30.Good cause for failure to comply with regulations etc.Previous MatchNext Match

      3. 31.Jobseekers' agreements and action plans: well-being of childrenPrevious MatchNext Match

      4. 32.Contracting out functions under Jobseekers Act 1995Previous MatchNext Match

      5. 33.Attendance in connection with jobseeker's allowance: sanctionsPrevious MatchNext Match

      6. 34.Social security information and employment or training informationPrevious MatchNext Match

      7. 35.Persons under pensionable age to take part in work-focused interviews etc.Previous MatchNext Match

      8. 36.Power to rename council tax benefitPrevious MatchNext Match

      9. 37.Minor amendmentsPrevious MatchNext Match

  3. Part 2 Disabled people: right to control provision of servicesPrevious MatchNext Match

    1. IntroductoryPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 38.Purpose of Part 2Previous MatchNext Match

      2. 39.Relevant servicesPrevious MatchNext Match

      3. 40.Relevant authorityPrevious MatchNext Match

    2. Power to make regulationsPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 41.Power to make provision enabling exercise of greater choice and controlPrevious MatchNext Match

      2. 42.Provision that may be made about direct paymentsPrevious MatchNext Match

      3. 43.Exercise of rights on behalf of persons who lack capacityPrevious MatchNext Match

      4. 44.Pilot schemesPrevious MatchNext Match

    3. SupplementaryPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 45.The appropriate authority by which regulations under section 41 are madePrevious MatchNext Match

      2. 46.Regulations under section 41: supplementary provisionsPrevious MatchNext Match

      3. 47.ConsultationPrevious MatchNext Match

      4. 48.Power to repeal exclusion of community care servicesPrevious MatchNext Match

      5. 49.Regulations and orders: control by Parliament or other legislaturePrevious MatchNext Match

      6. 50.Interpretation of Part 2Previous MatchNext Match

  4. Part 3 Child maintenancePrevious MatchNext Match

    1. 51.Disqualification for holding etc. driving licence or travel authorisationPrevious MatchNext Match

    2. 52.Report on operation of driving licence amendmentsPrevious MatchNext Match

    3. 53.Report on operation of travel authorisation amendmentsPrevious MatchNext Match

    4. 54.Payments of child support maintenancePrevious MatchNext Match

    5. 55.Child support maintenance: offences relating to informationPrevious MatchNext Match

  5. Part 4 Birth registration

    1. 56.Registration of births

  6. Part 5 GeneralPrevious MatchNext Match

    1. 57.Consequential amendments of subordinate legislationPrevious MatchNext Match

    2. 58.Repeals and revocationsPrevious MatchNext Match

    3. 59.Financial provisionsPrevious MatchNext Match

    4. 60.ExtentPrevious MatchNext Match

    5. 61.CommencementPrevious MatchNext Match

    6. 62.Short titlePrevious MatchNext Match

  7. Schedules

    1. Schedule 1Previous MatchNext Match

      Amendments connected to section 4Previous MatchNext Match

      1. Part 1 Amendments of Jobseekers Act 1995Previous MatchNext Match

        1. IntroductionPrevious MatchNext Match

          1. 1.The Jobseekers Act 1995 (c. 18) is amended as follows....Previous MatchNext Match

        2. Work-focused interviews etc.Previous MatchNext Match

          1. 2.In section 8(1) (attendance, information and evidence), after “other than...Previous MatchNext Match

          2. 3.After section 11 insert— Work-focused interviews etc. Persons not required...Previous MatchNext Match

        3. Directions given by officers of the Secretary of State etc.Previous MatchNext Match

          1. 4.After section 18 insert— Claimants to comply with directions etc....Previous MatchNext Match

          2. 5.Before section 19 (but after the italic heading immediately before...Previous MatchNext Match

          3. 6.For sections 19 and 20 substitute— Certain circumstances in which...Previous MatchNext Match

          4. 7.For sections 20A and 20B substitute— Certain circumstances in which...Previous MatchNext Match

        4. Other amendmentsPrevious MatchNext Match

          1. 8.In section 1(4) (the jobseeker's allowance), for the definition of...Previous MatchNext Match

          2. 9.In section 2(1) (the contribution-based conditions), for “section 1(2)(d)” substitute...Previous MatchNext Match

          3. 10.(1) Section 3 (the income-based conditions) is amended as follows....Previous MatchNext Match

          4. 11.In section 3A(1) (the conditions for claims by joint-claim couples),...Previous MatchNext Match

          5. 12.In section 4(11A) (amount payable by way of a jobseeker's...Previous MatchNext Match

          6. 13.In section 9 (the jobseeker's agreement)— (a) in subsection (2),...Previous MatchNext Match

          7. 14.In section 10 (variation of jobseeker's agreement)— Previous MatchNext Match

          8. 15.(1) Section 14 (trade disputes) is amended as follows. Previous MatchNext Match

          9. 16.(1) Section 15 (effect on other claimants) is amended as...Previous MatchNext Match

          10. 17.(1) Section 15A (trade disputes: joint-claim couples) is amended as...Previous MatchNext Match

          11. 18.After section 15A insert— Other provision relating to a person's...Previous MatchNext Match

          12. 19.In— (a) section 17A(8) (schemes for assisting persons to obtain...Previous MatchNext Match

          13. 20.In section 22(2) (members of the forces), for “section 19(6)(b)”...Previous MatchNext Match

          14. 21.In section 35(1) (interpretation) — (a) after the definition of...Previous MatchNext Match

          15. 22.In section 36(4A)(b) (regulations and orders), which is inserted by...Previous MatchNext Match

          16. 23.(1) Schedule 1 (supplementary provisions) is amended as follows. Previous MatchNext Match

      2. Part 2 Amendments of other ActsPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. Social Security Administration Act 1992 (c. 5)Previous MatchNext Match

          1. 24.In section 2A of the Social Security Administration Act 1992...Previous MatchNext Match

        2. Social Security Act 1998 (c. 14)Previous MatchNext Match

          1. 25.In paragraph 3(d) of Schedule 3 to the Social Security...Previous MatchNext Match

        3. Welfare Reform Act 2007 (c. 5)Previous MatchNext Match

          1. 26.In section 1(6) of the Welfare Reform Act 2007 (employment...Previous MatchNext Match

    2. Schedule 2Previous MatchNext Match

      Abolition of income support: consequential amendmentsPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 (c. 43)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 1.In sections 89(2A) and 90(3A) of the Magistrates' Courts Act...Previous MatchNext Match

      2. Criminal Justice Act 1991 (c. 53)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 2.In section 24 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 (recovery...Previous MatchNext Match

      3. Social Security Administration Act 1992 (c. 5)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 3.In section 74 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992...Previous MatchNext Match

      4. Local Government Finance Act 1992 (c. 14)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 4.In paragraph 12(1) of Schedule 4 to the Local Government...Previous MatchNext Match

      5. Jobseekers Act 1995 (c. 18)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 5.The Jobseekers Act 1995 is amended as follows. Previous MatchNext Match

        2. 6.In section 2(1) (the contribution-based conditions), at the end of...Previous MatchNext Match

        3. 7.In section 3A(1)(c) (the conditions for claims by joint-claim couples),...Previous MatchNext Match

      6. Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (c. 33)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 8.In section 97(5) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999...Previous MatchNext Match

      7. Social Security Fraud Act 2001 (c. 11)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 9.The Social Security Fraud Act 2001 is amended as follows....Previous MatchNext Match

        2. 10.In section 6B(5) (loss of benefit in case of conviction,...Previous MatchNext Match

        3. 11.In section 7(2) (loss of benefit for commission of benefit...Previous MatchNext Match

      8. Courts Act 2003 (c. 39)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 12.The Courts Act 2003 is amended as follows. Previous MatchNext Match

        2. 13.In paragraph 10(a) of Schedule 5 (applications for benefit deductions),...Previous MatchNext Match

        3. 14.In paragraph 2(1)(a)(v) of Schedule 6 (discharge of fines by...Previous MatchNext Match

      9. Child Trust Funds Act 2004 (c. 6)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 15.In section 9(8)(a) of the Child Trust Funds Act 2004...Previous MatchNext Match

      10. Age-Related Payments Act 2004 (c. 10)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 16.In section 2(3)(b) of the Age-Related Payments Act 2004 (entitlement:...Previous MatchNext Match

      11. Welfare Reform Act 2007 (c. 5)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 17.In paragraph 11 of Schedule 4 to the Welfare Reform...Previous MatchNext Match

    3. Schedule 3Previous MatchNext Match

      Claimants dependent on drugs etc.Previous MatchNext Match

      1. Part 1 Jobseeker's allowancePrevious MatchNext Match

        1. Requirements imposed on claimants dependent on drugs etc.Previous MatchNext Match

          1. 1.After section 17B of the Jobseekers Act 1995 (c. 18)...Previous MatchNext Match

          2. 2.Before Schedule 1 to the Jobseekers Act 1995 insert— Schedule...Previous MatchNext Match

        2. Consequential amendmentsPrevious MatchNext Match

          1. 3.(1) The Jobseekers Act 1995 (c. 18) is amended as...Previous MatchNext Match

          2. 4.In paragraph 3(da) of Schedule 3 to the Social Security...Previous MatchNext Match

        3. Report on initial operation of drugs provisionsPrevious MatchNext Match

          1. 5.(1) The Secretary of State must prepare a report on...Previous MatchNext Match

      2. Part 2 Employment and support allowancePrevious MatchNext Match

        1. Requirements imposed on persons dependent on drugs etc.Previous MatchNext Match

          1. 6.After section 15 of the Welfare Reform Act 2007 (c....Previous MatchNext Match

          2. 7.After Schedule 1 to the Welfare Reform Act 2007 (c....Previous MatchNext Match

        2. Consequential amendmentsPrevious MatchNext Match

          1. 8.(1) Part 1 of the Welfare Reform Act 2007 (c....Previous MatchNext Match

        3. Report on the initial operation of drugs provisionsPrevious MatchNext Match

          1. 9.(1) The Secretary of State must prepare a report on...Previous MatchNext Match

    4. Schedule 4Previous MatchNext Match

      Loss of benefit provisions: further amendmentsPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. Part 1 Further amendments of Social Security Fraud Act 2001Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 1.In this Part of this Schedule “the 2001 Act” means...Previous MatchNext Match

        2. 2.(1) Section 7 of the 2001 Act (loss of benefit...Previous MatchNext Match

        3. 3.(1) Section 8 of the 2001 Act (effect of offence...Previous MatchNext Match

        4. 4.(1) Section 9 of the 2001 Act (effect of offence...Previous MatchNext Match

        5. 5.(1) Section 10 of the 2001 Act (power to supplement...Previous MatchNext Match

        6. 6.(1) Section 11 of the 2001 Act (loss of benefit...Previous MatchNext Match

        7. 7.(1) Section 13 of the 2001 Act (interpretation of sections...Previous MatchNext Match

        8. 8.In section 21(2) of the of the 2001 Act (extent),...Previous MatchNext Match

      2. Part 2 Related amendments of other ActsPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. Social Security Administration Act 1992 (c. 5)Previous MatchNext Match

          1. 9.In section 170 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992...Previous MatchNext Match

        2. Social Security Act 1998 (c. 14)Previous MatchNext Match

          1. 10.In paragraph 3 of Schedule 3 to the Social Security...Previous MatchNext Match

    5. Schedule 5Previous MatchNext Match

      Section 51: consequential amendments etc.Previous MatchNext Match

      1. Child Support Act 1991 (c. 48)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 1.The Child Support Act 1991 is amended as follows. Previous MatchNext Match

        2. 2.In section 39B (disqualification for holding or obtaining travel authorisation),...Previous MatchNext Match

        3. 3.(1) Section 39C (period for which orders under section 39B...Previous MatchNext Match

        4. 4.In section 39D (power to order search), for subsections (1)...Previous MatchNext Match

        5. 5.(1) Section 39E (variation and revocation of orders following payment)...Previous MatchNext Match

        6. 6.For section 39F substitute— Power to make supplementary provision (1) The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision...Previous MatchNext Match

        7. 7.Omit section 39G (application of sections 39B and 39F to...Previous MatchNext Match

        8. 8.Omit section 40B (disqualification for holding or obtaining driving licence)....Previous MatchNext Match

        9. 9.In section 52(2A)(b) (regulations and orders: affirmative resolution procedure), after...Previous MatchNext Match

      2. Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008 (c. 6)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 10.In section 59(5) and (6) of the Child Maintenance and...Previous MatchNext Match

    6. Schedule 6

      Registration of births

      1. Part 1 Amendments of Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953

        1. 1.In this Schedule “the 1953 Act” means the Births and...

        2. 2.(1) Section 1 of the 1953 Act (particulars of births...

        3. 3.(1) Section 2 of the 1953 Act (information concerning birth...

        4. 4.After section 2 of the 1953 Act insert— Information concerning...

        5. 5.In section 4 of the 1953 Act (registrar's power to...

        6. 6.In section 5 of the 1953 Act (registration of births...

        7. 7.Omit section 6 of the 1953 Act (which makes special...

        8. 8.In section 7 of the 1953 Act (registration after twelve...

        9. 9.In section 8 of the 1953 Act (penalty for improper...

        10. 10.(1) Section 9 of the 1953 Act (giving of information...

        11. 11.(1) Section 10 of the 1953 Act (registration of father...

        12. 12.(1) Section 10A of the 1953 Act (Re-registration where parents...

        13. 13.After section 10A of the 1953 Act insert— Re-registration after...

        14. 14.In section 34 of the 1953 Act (entry in register...

        15. 15.In section 36 of the 1953 Act (penalties for failure...

        16. 16.In section 39 of the 1953 Act (regulations), in paragraph...

        17. 17.After section 39 of the 1953 Act insert— Regulations made...

        18. 18.In section 41 of the 1953 Act (interpretation), in the...

      2. Part 2 Other amendments

        1. Perjury Act 1911 (c. 6)

          1. 19.In section 4 of the Perjury Act 1911 (false statements,...

        2. Population (Statistics) Act 1938 (c. 12)

          1. 20.(1) In the Schedule to the Population (Statistics) Act 1938...

        3. Children Act 1989 (c. 41)

          1. 21.(1) Section 4 of the Children Act 1989 (acquisition of...

          2. 22.(1) Section 4ZA of the Children Act 1989 (acquisition of...

        4. Child Support Act 1991 (c. 48)

          1. 23.In section 26 of the Child Support Act 1991 (disputes...

        5. Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order 1991 (S.I. 1991/2628 (N.I. 23))

          1. 24.In Article 27 of the Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order...

        6. Children (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 36)

          1. 25.In section 3 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 (provisions...

        7. Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/755 (N.I. 2))

          1. 26.(1) Article 7 of the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995...

    7. Schedule 7Previous MatchNext Match

      Repeals and revocationsPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. Part 1 Abolition of income supportPrevious MatchNext Match

      2. Part 2 Abolition of adult dependency increasesPrevious MatchNext Match

      3. Part 3 Social security: other repeals and revocationsPrevious MatchNext Match

      4. Part 4 Child maintenancePrevious MatchNext Match

      5. Part 5 Birth registrationPrevious MatchNext Match

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