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The Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2012

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2.—(1) The day after the day on which this Order is made is the day appointed for the coming into force of the following provisions of the Act—

(a)section 47 (procedure for regulation-making powers);

(b)section 51 (period of entitlement to contributory allowance), for the purpose only of exercising the power to make regulations in subsection (4)(1);

(c)section 58(1) and (2) (entitlement of lone parents to income support etc);

(d)section 128 (information-sharing between Secretary of State and DPP);

(e)section 129 (unlawful disclosure of information supplied under section 128);

(f)section 130 (information-sharing in relation to provision of overnight care etc), for the purpose only of exercising any power to make regulations;

(g)section 131 (information-sharing in relation to welfare services etc), for the purpose only of exercising any power to make regulations;

(h)section 132(8) (unlawful disclosure of information supplied under section 131); and

(i)section 133(1) to (4) (sections 130 to 132: supplementary).

(2) 1st May 2012 is the day appointed for the coming into force of the following provisions of the Act—

(a)section 51 (period of entitlement to contributory allowance), in so far as not already in force;

(b)section 52 (further entitlement after time-limiting); and

(c)section 53 (condition relating to youth).

(3) 8th May 2012 is the day appointed for the coming into force of the following provisions of the Act—

(a)section 113 (penalty in respect of benefit fraud not resulting in overpayment);

(b)section 114 (amount of penalty);

(c)section 115 (period for withdrawal of agreement to pay penalty);

(d)section 130 (information-sharing in relation to provision of overnight care etc), in so far as not already in force;

(e)section 131 (information-sharing in relation to welfare services etc), in so far as not already in force;

(f)section 132 (unlawful disclosure of information supplied under section 131), in so far as not already in force;

(g)section 143 (standards of decision-making);

(h)section 144 (use of jobcentres by sex industry);

(i)section 146 (UK child poverty strategies); and

(j)Part 14 of Schedule 14 (repeals: standards of decision-making).

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Section 51(4) of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 inserts a new paragraph 7(2)(f) into Schedule 4 to the Welfare Reform Act 2007 (c. 5).

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