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19th March 2012
Laid before Parliament
20th March 2012
Coming into force
6th April 2012
The Treasury make these Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 117(1) and 175(3) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992(1) and by sections 117(1) and 171(3) and (10) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(2).
The Secretary of State and the Department for Social Development concur in the making of these Regulations.
1992 c. 4. Section 117(1) was amended by paragraph 68 of Schedule 7 to the Social Security Act 1998 (c. 14) and by paragraph 23 of Schedule 3, and paragraph 6 of Schedule 7, to the Social Security Contributions (Transfer of Functions, etc) Act 1999 (c. 2) (“the Transfer Act”).
1992 c. 7. Section 117(1) was amended by paragraph 50 of Schedule 6 to the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (S.I. 1998/1506 (N.I. 10)) and by paragraph 23 of Schedule 3, and paragraph 5 of Schedule 6, to the Social Security Contributions (Transfer of Functions, etc.) (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/671) (“the Transfer Order”). Section 171(10) was amended by paragraph 28(3) of Schedule 3 to the Transfer Order. The functions of the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland were transferred to the Department for Social Development by Article 8(b) of, and Part 2 of Schedule 6 to, the Departments (Transfer and Assignment of Functions) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999 (S.R. 1999 No. 481).
1992 c. 8. The relevant amendment to section 129 is that made by paragraph 43 of Schedule 3 to the Transfer Order.
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