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Welsh Statutory Instruments

2002 No. 815 (W.95)

NATIONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES, WALES

The National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) (Wales) Regulations 2002

Made

22nd March 2002

Coming into force

8th April 2002

The National Assembly for Wales makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred on the Secretary of State by section 22(4) of the National Assistance Act 1948(1) and now vested in the National Assembly for Wales(2):—

Citation, commencement and application

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) (Wales) Regulations 2002 and shall come into force on 8th April 2002.

(2) These Regulations shall apply to Wales only.

Sum needed for personal requirements

2.  The sum which under section 22(4) of the National Assistance Act 1948 a local authority shall assume that a person will need for that person’s personal requirements shall be £16.80 per week.

Revocation

3.  The National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) (Wales) Regulations 2001(3) are hereby revoked.

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998(4)

J.E.Randerson

Minister for Culture, Sport and Welsh Language

22nd March 2002

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations set out the weekly sum which local authorities in Wales are to assume, in the absence of special circumstances, that residents in accommodation arranged under Part III of the National Assistance Act 1948 will need for their personal requirements.

From 8 April 2002 all such residents will be assumed to need £16.80 per week for their personal requirements.

These Regulations supersede the National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) (Wales) Regulations 2001 (which provided for the sum residents were assumed to need from 9th April 2001) which are revoked.

(1)

1948 c. 29. See sections 35(1) and 64(1) of the National Assistance Act 1948 for the definitions of “the Minister” and “prescribed” respectively, and article 2 of the Secretary of State for Social Services Order 1968 (S.I. 1968/1699) which transferred all functions of the Minister of Health to the Secretary of State.

(2)

The functions of the Secretary of State under section 22(4) of the National Assistance Act 1948 were transferred to the National Assembly for Wales by the National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/672).