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The Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1990

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1990.

(2) This Order, other than Articles 17 and 22(4), and the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Acts 1975 to 1989 may be cited together as the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Acts 1975 to 1990.

(3) Subject to paragraph (4), this Order shall come into operation on such day or days as the Head of the Department may by order appointF1.

(4) The following provisions of this Order shall come into operation on the twenty-first day after the day on which this Order is made—

(a)this Article and Article 2;

(b)Articles 5(6), 7, 8, 9, 12, 17, 18(1), (4) to (7) and (9), 20, 21 and 22(3) to (5);

(c)Schedule 1;

(d)paragraphs 5, 7, 8 and 14 of Schedule 4 (and Article 16 so far as relating to those provisions);

(e)paragraphs 1 to 7, 10 to 12, 15, 16 and 19 of Schedule 6 (and Article 22 so far as relating to those provisions);

(f)the amendments in that Schedule to the extent that they are consequential on any provision specified in sub-paragraphs (a) to (e) (and Article 22 so far as relating to those amendments);

(g)the repeals in Schedule 7 to the extent that they are consequential on any provision specified in sub-paragraphs (a) to (f) (and Article 22 so far as relating to those repeals).

F1partly exercised by SRs 1990/307, 351; 1991/110; 1992/102, 285


2.—(1) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954F2 shall apply to Article 1 and the following provisions of this Order as it applies to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(2) In this Order—

“the Department” means the Department of Health and Social Services;

“the National Insurance Fund” means the Northern Ireland National Insurance Fund;

Definitions rep. by 1992 c. 9

“the Pensions Order” means the Social Security Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1975F3;

“prescribed” means prescribed by regulations;

“the principal Act” means the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Act 1975F4;

“regulations” means, except in Article 17, regulations made by the Department;

“statutory provision” has the meaning assigned to it by section 1(f) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954.

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