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The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 and the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2017

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Statutory Instruments

2017 No. 901

Social Security

Child Support

The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 and the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2017

Made

7th September 2017

Laid before Parliament

13th September 2017

Coming into force

3rd November 2017

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 3(3)(c), 42(1), 52(4) and 54(1) of the Child Support Act 1991(1), sections 136(3) and (5)(b), 137(1) and (2)(i) and (l), 138(1) and 175(1), (3) and (4) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992(2), sections 12(4)(b), 35(1) and 36(2) and (4)(a) of, and paragraph 12 of Schedule 1 to, the Jobseekers Act 1995(3), sections 15(3) and (6)(b) and 17(1) of the State Pension Credit Act 2002(4), section 150(1)(a) of the Government of Wales Act 2006(5) and sections 17(3)(b), 24(1) and 25(2), (3) and (5)(a) of, and paragraph 6(8) of Schedule 1 to, the Welfare Reform Act 2007(6).

In accordance with section 173(1)(b) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992(7), the Social Security Advisory Committee has agreed that proposals in respect of articles 20, 22 and 24 to 27 (8) should not be referred to it.

In respect of the provisions in articles 25 and 26, in accordance with section 176(1) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992(9) the Secretary of State has consulted with organisations appearing to him to be representative of the authorities concerned.

(1)

1991 c. 48. Section 54(1), which was inserted by Schedule 7 to the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008 (c. 6), is cited for the meaning of “prescribed”.

(2)

1992 c. 4. Section 175(1) and (4) was amended by paragraphs 29(2) and (4) of Schedule 3 to, the Social Security Contributions (Transfer of Functions, etc.) Act 1999 (c. 2) and section 175(1), (3) and (4) is applied to provisions of the State Pension Credit Act 2002 (c.16) by section 19(1) of that Act. Sections 137(1) and 138(4) are cited for the meaning of “prescribed”.

(3)

1995 c. 18. Section 35(1) is cited for the meaning of “prescribed” and “regulations”.

(4)

2002 c. 16. Section 17(1) is cited for the meanings of “prescribed” and “regulations”.

(6)

2007 c. 5. Section 24(1) is cited for the meaning of “prescribed” and “regulations”.

(8)

These provisions are contained in an order by virtue of section 105(1) of the Deregulation Act 2015 (c. 20) and, by virtue of section 105(3) of that Act, the reference in sections 172 and 173 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 to making proposals in regulations includes making proposals in an order.

(9)

Section 176(1) was amended by paragraph 23 of Schedule 9 to the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (c. 14), paragraph 3(4) of Schedule 13 to the Housing Act 1996 (c. 52) and section 69(6) of the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act 2000 (c. 19). By virtue of section 105(3) of the Deregulation Act 2015, the reference in section 176 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 to “making regulations relating to housing benefit” includes making provision in an order.

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