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The Deregulation and Contracting Out (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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Social security: amendments following certain ordersN.I.

17 .F1—(1) Where the Secretary of State makes an order under[F2 Part II of the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994 or [F3section 1 or 2 of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006]] relating to any matter dealt with by or under any enactment specified in paragraph (2), the Department of Health and Social Services may make a corresponding order for Northern Ireland.

(2) Those enactments are—

  • the [1991 c. 48.] Child Support Act 1991;

  • the [1992 c. 4.] Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;

  • the [1992 c. 5.] Social Security Administration Act 1992;

  • the [1992 c. 6.] Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992;

  • the [1993 c. 3.] Social Security Act 1993;

  • the [1993 c. 48.] Pension Schemes Act 1993;

  • the [1994 c. 1.] Social Security (Contributions) Act 1994;

  • the [1994 c. 2.] Statutory Sick Pay Act 1994;

  • the [1994 c. 18.] Social Security (Incapacity for Work) Act 1994;

  • the [1995 c. 18.] Jobseekers Act 1995;

  • the [1995 c. 26.] Pensions Act 1995;

  • the [1995 c. 34.] Child Support Act 1995;

  • [F4the Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) Act 1997;]

  • [F5the Social Security Act 1998;]

  • [F6the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999.]

  • [F2the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act 2000;

  • the Social Security Fraud Act 2001.]

  • [F7the State Pension Credit Act 2002]

  • [F8the Pensions Act 2004]

  • [F9the Pensions Act 2007]

  • [F10the Welfare Reform Act 2007]

  • [F11the Pensions Act 2008]

  • [F12the Pensions Act 2014]

(3) An order under this Article may contain such incidental, consequential, supplemental and transitional provisions and such savings as may be necessary or expedient to give effect to the order or in consequence of any change in the law effected or to be effected by or under the order, including such provisions for the modification, application, adaptation or repeal of statutory provisions and for administration and enforcement as are specified in the order.

[F2(4) An order under this Article shall be laid before the Assembly after being made and shall take effect on such date as may be specified in the order, but shall (without prejudice to the validity of anything done thereunder or to the making of a new order) cease to have effect upon the expiration of a period of six months from that date unless at some time before the expiration of that period the order has been approved by a resolution of the Assembly.]

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