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11. (1) Paragraph (2) applies to the following provisions (which relate to interpretation)—
(a)regulation 2(1) of the Council Tax Benefit Regulations;
(b)regulation 2(1) of the Housing Benefit Regulations;
(c)regulation 2(1) of the Housing Renewal Grants Regulations;
(d)regulation 1(3) of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations.
(2) In each of the provisions to which this paragraph applies insert the following definition in the appropriate place—
““the Mandatory Work Activity Scheme” means a scheme within section 17A (schemes for assisting persons to obtain employment: “work for your benefit” schemes etc.) of the Jobseekers Act 1995 known by that name and provided pursuant to arrangements made by the Secretary of State that is designed to provide work or work-related activity for up to 30 hours per week over a period of four consecutive weeks with a view to assisting claimants to improve their prospects of obtaining employment;”.
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