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The Social Security (Widow's and Widower's Invalidity Pensions) Regulations 1978

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1.—(1) These regulations may be cited as the Social Security (Widow's and Widower's Invalidity Pensions) Regulations 1978 and shall come into operation on 6th April 1979.

[F1(2) In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires, “the Contributions and Benefits Act” means the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 and other expressions shall have the same meaning as in that Act.]

(3) Any reference in these regulations to any provision made by or contained in any enactment or instrument shall, except in so far as the context otherwise requires, be construed as a reference to that provision as amended or extended by any enactment or instrument and as including a reference to any provision which it re-enacts or replaces with or without modification.

(4) The rules for the construction of Acts of Parliament contained in the Interpretation Act 1889 shall apply for the purposes of the interpretation of these regulations as they apply for the purposes of the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.

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