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Deregulation Act 2015

Section 79: Repeal of Senior President of Tribunals’ duty to report on standards

371.This section removes the duty on the Senior President of Tribunals to report each year to the Secretary of State on the standards of decision-making by the Secretary of State based on cases which are appealed to the First-tier Tribunal. The duty is contained in subsections (2) and (3) of section 15A of the Social Security Act 1998.

372.Alternative and more direct methods for providing feedback from the judiciary to the Secretary of State have in practice been developed which have made the annual report of the Senior President of Tribunals unnecessary as well as burdensome on his time. The section forms part of the law of England and Wales and Scotland (to reflect the extent of section 15A) and comes into force at the end of the period of 2 months beginning with the day on which the Act is passed.

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