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Child Maintenance Act (Northern Ireland) 2008

Section 36: Regulations

Section 36 has effect in relation to regulations under this Act.

Subsection (1) provides that such regulations may include power to make incidental, consequential, transitional or savings provisions.

Subsection (3) provides that regulations made under this Act shall be subject to the negative resolution procedure, with the exception of regulations falling under the subsequent provisions.

Subsection (4) provides that any regulations made under section 3(1) or (4) of, or the first regulations under specified paragraphs of Schedule 2 to, this Act shall be laid before the Assembly, and take effect on a date specified in the regulations, but will cease to have effect upon expiration of six months from that date unless the regulations are approved by resolution of the Assembly before the six month period has elapsed.

Subsections (5) and (6) provide that any statutory rule which is subject to the negative resolution procedure, but which contains a regulation which is subject to the confirmatory procedure, shall be subject in its entirety to the confirmatory procedure.

Subsection (7) provides that the “confirmatory procedure” is that as set out in subsection (4).

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