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National Assistance Act 1948

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2(1)Advisory committees under subsection (3) of section thirty-five of the Unemployment Assistance Act, 1934, established immediately before the appointed day shall, unless and until the Board otherwise determine, the deemed to be advisory committees established under section three of this Act.

(2)A person holding office as chairman or other appointed member of an appeal tribunal under the said Act of 1934 immediately before the appointed day shall, until some other person is appointed in his place, be qualified without further appointment to act as chairman or other appointed member of an appeal tribunal for the purposes of this Act, and the panel of persons nominated to represent work-people under paragraph 3 of the Seventh Schedule to the said Act of 1934 shall, until a new panel is nominated, be deemed to be the panel nominated under paragraph 3 of the Fifth Schedule to this Act.

(3)Without prejudice to the provisions of section thirty-eight of the Interpretation Act, 1889 (which relates to the effect of repeals), the coming into operation of this Act shall not, save as hereinafter provided, affect—

(a)any appeal under subsection (3) of section thirty-six of the Unemployment Assistance Act, 1934, against a decision made before the appointed day as to the applicability of that Act to any person;

(b)any appeal under section thirty-nine of that Act or that section as applied by any subsequent enactment, against a determination made before the appointed day;

(c)any reference under section forty-eight of that Act of a question as to the amount of any excess payment made before the appointed day; or

(d)any reference under the Eighth Schedule Jo that Act, or that Schedule as applied by any subsequent enactment, of a dispute between the Board and any authority:

Provided that—

(i)in relation to any appeal under the said subsection (3) pending at the appointed day the said subsection (3) shall have effect subject to such modifications as may be prescribed by the Minister of National Insurance;

(ii)any such appeal or reference brought after the appointed day shall be brought and determined in accordance with the provisions of this Act and rules thereunder as to appeals and references brought by virtue of this Act.

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