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Statutory Instruments

1996 No. 207

SOCIAL SECURITY

The Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations 1996

Made

1st February 1996

Coming into force

7th October 1996

Whereas a draft of this instrument was laid before Parliament in accordance with section 37(2) of the Jobseekers Act 1995(1) and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament;

Now, therefore, the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, in relation to Parts II, IV and V and regulation 170 of these Regulations, and the Secretary of State for Social Security in relation to the remainder of the Regulations, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 2(1)(c), 3, 4(1)(b), (2), (4), (5) and (12), 5(3), 6, 7, 8, 9(1), (8), (10), (11) and (12), 10(1), (6)(c) and (7), 11(2), (5) and (7), 12, 13, 15(1), (2)(d), (5) and (6), 17(1), 19(2), (4), (7), (8) and (10)(c), 20, 21, 22, 23, 35(1) and (3), 36 and 40 of, and Schedule 1 to, the Jobseekers Act 1995(2), sections 5(1)(h), (i) and (j), 22(4), 23(9) and (10), 59, 189(4) and (5) and 191 of, and Schedule 3 to, the Social Security Administration Act 1992(3), sections 171D, 171G(2) and 175(3) and (4) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992(4), and of all other powers enabling each of them in that behalf, by this instrument, which contains only regulations made by virtue of, or consequential upon, those provisions of the Jobseekers Act 1995 and which is made before the end of a period of 6 months beginning with the coming into force of those provisions(5), hereby makes the following Regulations:

(2)

Section 35(1) is an interpretation provision: it is cited because it contains powers exercised in these Regulations in the deinitions of “employment”, “jobseeker’s period”, “pensionable age”, “pensionable payments”, “training” and “work” and because of the meaning assigned to the words “prescribed” and “regulations”.

(3)

1992 c. 5; section 191 is an interpretation provision and it is cited because of the meaning ascribed to the word “prescribed”.

(4)

1992 c. 4; sections 171D and 171G(2) were inserted by the Social Security (Incapacity for Work) Act 1994 (c. 18), section 6(1) and have effect for the purposes of the Jobseekers Act 1995 by virtue of paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 to that Act. Section 171G(2) is an interpretation provision and is cited because of the meaning ascribed to the word “prescribed”.

(5)

See section 173(5)(b) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (c. 5).

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