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1Power to make provision in connection with social security, child support maintenance and arrangements for employment in Northern IrelandE+W+S+N.I.

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(1)Her Majesty may by Order in Council make provision in connection with—

(a)social security and child support maintenance in Northern Ireland, and

(b)arrangements under section 1 of the Employment and Training Act (Northern Ireland) 1950 (employment and training for employment).

(2)An Order in Council under subsection (1) may, in particular, confer power on the Secretary of State or a Northern Ireland department to make provision by order or regulations.

(3)An Order in Council under subsection (1) or an order or regulations under subsection (2) may in particular—

(a)amend, repeal, revoke or otherwise modify any enactment,

(b)apply any enactment with or without modification,

(c)provide for a person to exercise a discretion in dealing with any matter,

(d)create or amend a criminal offence or impose or amend a penalty,

(e)make different provision for different purposes or areas, and

(f)make incidental, supplementary, consequential, transitory or transitional provision or savings.

(4)An Order in Council under subsection (1) that confers power to make an order or regulations may provide that—

(a)the power is exercisable either by statutory instrument or by statutory rule where the power is conferred on the Secretary of State, or

(b)the power is exercisable by statutory rule where the power is conferred on a Northern Ireland department.

(5)No recommendation is to be made to Her Majesty to make an Order in Council under subsection (1) unless a draft of the statutory instrument containing the Order has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.

(6)In this section—

  • enactment” means an enactment contained in, or in an instrument made under—

    (a)

    an Act of Parliament, or

    (b)

    Northern Ireland legislation;

  • statutory rule” means statutory rule for the purposes of the Statutory Rules (Northern Ireland) Order 1979 (S.I. 1979/1573 (N.I. 12)).

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