Search Legislation

The Supplementary Benefit (Single Payments) Amendment Regulations 1987

What Version

 Help about what version
  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As made)

Opening Options

 Help about opening options

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

Statutory Instruments

1987 No. 36

SOCIAL SECURITY

The Supplementary Benefit (Single Payments) Amendment Regulations 1987

Made

20th January 1987

Laid before Parliament

20th January 1987

Coming into force

Regulations 1 and 3

21st January 1987

Regulation 2

26th January 1987

The Secretary of State for Social Services, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by sections 3, 14(2)(a) and 34(1)(1) of the Supplementary Benefits Act 1976(2), section 166(2) and (3) of the Social Security Act 1975(3) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, without having referred any proposals on the matter to the Social Security Advisory Committee since it appears to him that by reason of urgency it is inexpedient to do so(4), hereby makes the following Regulations:—

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations which may be cited as the Supplementary Benefit (Single Payments) Amendment Regulations 1987 shall come into force as follows:-

(a)regulations 1 and 3 on 21st January 1987;

(b)regulation 2 on 26th January 1987.

(2) In these Regulations—

“the Single Payments Regulations” means the Supplementary Benefit (Single Payments) Regulations 1981(5)

Amendment of regulation 26A of the Single Payments Regulations

2.  In regulation 26A(5)(a) (definition of a period of exceptionally cold weather) for the words “minus 1.5 degrees Celsius” there shall be substituted “0 degrees Celsius”.

Supplementary provision for cases before amendment of regulation 26A comes into force

3.  In any case where a claim under regulation 26A of the Single Payments Regulations (exceptionally cold weather) is made or treated as made in respect of the period of 7 days ending immediately before regulation 2 of these Regulations comes into force, the average mean daily temperature recorded for that period at the designated station shall be treated as equal to minus 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Signed by the authority of the Secretary of State for Social Services.

John Major

Minister of State,

Department of Health and Social Security

20th January 1987

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations further amend the Supplementary Benefit (Single Payments) Regulations 1981 relating to single payments for exceptionally cold weather. They substitute for the average temperature of minus 1.5 degrees Celsius a temperature of 0 degrees Celsius; and for the purposes of a claim made under regulation 26A in respect of a period of 7 days ending on 25th January 1987, they provide for the average temperature to be treated as equal to minus 1.5 degrees Celsius.

These Regulations will be referred to the Social Security Advisory Committee under section 61(2) of the Social Security Act 1986.

(1)

See the definitions of “prescribed” and “regulations”.

(2)

1976 c. 71, as amended by section 6(1) of, and Part I of Schedule 2 to, the Social Security Act 1980 (c. 30).

(3)

1975 c. 14; this section was applied by section 33(2) of the Supplementary Benefits Act 1976.

(4)

See section 61(1)(a) of the Social Security Act 1986 (c. 50).

(5)

S.I. 1981/1528; the relevant amending Regulations are S.I. 1982/914, 1983/1000 and 1986/1961.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources