Changes of circumstances before the effective date
17. Where, on or after the effective date of any person’s conversion decision, the Secretary of State is notified of any change of circumstances or other relevant event which occurred before that date, the Secretary of State—
(a)must treat any award converted by virtue of regulation 14(2) (conversion decision that existing award qualifies for conversion) or terminated by virtue of regulation 15(2) (conversion decision that existing award does not qualify for conversion) as if it had not been converted or terminated;
(b)must take account of the change of circumstances or other relevant event for the purposes of determining whether to revise or supersede a decision (“the earlier decision”) relating to the award or awards in respect of which the conversion decision was made;
(c)in an appropriate case, must revise or supersede the earlier decision;
(d)if any earlier decision is revised or superseded, must determine whether to revise the conversion decision made in relation to P; and
(e)in an appropriate case, must revise that conversion decision.