Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 and, subject to paragraph (2), shall come into operation on 18th March 2011.

(2) Regulations 2 and 3 come into operation on 1st April 2011.

(3) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(1) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Assembly.