Title and commencement

1.  —This Order may be cited as the Social Security Contributions (Transfer of Functions, etc.) (Northern Ireland) Order 1999.

(2) The following provisions of this Order—

(a)this Article and Article 2;

(b)Article 3(1) (with Schedule 1), so far as enabling the Department to make subordinate legislation conferring functions on the Board;

(c)Articles 7 and 14, so far as conferring any power to make subordinate legislation;

(d)Article 16;

(e)Article 20;

(f)Article 24(1) (with Schedule 7).

shall come into force on the 14th day after the day on which this Order is made.

(3) Except as provided by paragraph (2) of this Article, the provisions of this Order shall come into force on such day as the Department or the Secretary of State may by order appoint; and different days may be appointed for different purposes.

(4) An order under paragraph (3) of this Article may make such savings, or such transitional or consequential provision, as the Department or the Secretary of State considers necessary or expedient—

(a)in preparation for or in connection with the coming into force of any provision of this Order, or

(b)in connection with the operation of any enactment repealed or amended by a provision of this Order during any period when the repeal or amendment is not wholly in force.


2.  In this Order, unless a contrary intention appears—

“the Board” means the Commissioners of Inland Revenue;

“the Administration Act” means the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(1);

“the Contributions and Benefits Act” means the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(2);

“the Jobseekers Order” means the Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995(3);

“the Pensions Act” means the Pension Schemes (Northern Ireland) Act 1993(4);

“the Pensions Order” means the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1995(5);

“the 1998 Order” means the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1998(6);

“contributions” means contributions under Part I of the Contributions and Benefits Act;

“Contributions Unit” means the Contributions Unit of the executive Agency within the Department known as the Social Security Agency;

“the Department” means the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland.