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Title and commencement

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Social Security Administration (Fraud) (Northern Ireland) Order 1997.

(2) This Order shall come into operation on such day or days as the Department may by order appoint.

(3) An order under paragraph (2) may include such transitional provisions, consequential provisions or savings as the Department considers appropriate for the purposes of, or in connection with, the provisions to which it applies.

(4) Nothing in Article 12, 13 or 14 applies in relation to any act occurring before the Article comes into operation.