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Section 56.


The Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c. 7)N.I.

1—(1) The Contributions and Benefits Act is amended as follows.N.I.

(2) In section 73 (mobility component of disability living allowance), in subsection (9)(a), after “subsection (1)” insert “ (a) to (d) ”.

(3) In section 136 (social fund payments: principles of determination), for subsection (3) substitute—

(3) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (2) above, the Department may issue directions under that subsection for the purpose of securing that allocations under section 147 of the Administration Act are not exceeded..

Commencement Information

I1Sch. 7 para. 1 wholly in operation at 8.10.2007; Sch. 7 para. 1(1)(3) in operation at Royal Assent see s. 60(1)(2)(c); Sch. 7 para. 1(2) in operation at 8.10.2007 by S.R. 2007/429, art. 2(1)(d)

The Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c. 8)N.I.

2—(1) The Administration Act is amended as follows.N.I.

(2) In section 117 (unauthorised disclosure of information relating to particular persons), in subsection (6A), for “medical practitioner” substitute “ health care professional ”.

(3) In section 147 (allocations from social fund), in subsection (5) (power to give directions with respect to the control and management of social fund allocations to particular officers or groups of officers), for “the amounts allocated to them” substitute “ any amounts allocated to them ”.

(4) In subsection (6) of that section (definition of “appropriate officer”), for “payments from the social fund such as are mentioned in section 134(1)(b) of the Contributions and Benefits Act” substitute “ section 134(1)(b) payments ”.

The Deregulation and Contracting Out (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (NI 11)N.I.

3  In Article 17 of the Deregulation and Contracting Out (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (social security: amendments following certain orders), at the end of paragraph (2) add “ the Welfare Reform Act 2007 ”.N.I.

The Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (NI 10)N.I.

4  In Article 38(7) of the 1998 Order (principles applicable on review of social fund determination), at the end of sub-paragraph (a)(i) insert “ and ”.N.I.