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SCHEDULE 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F1E+W+S

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F1Ss. 1–10, 12–16A, 18–21, 23–25, 51A(13), 60(1)(a), words in s. 60A, s. 62(1) and (3), words in s. 64(2), s. 65(4), words in s. 66(2)(a) and (b); Sch. 1; Sch. 4, paras. 35–46, 49, 50, 53–64, 66, 67 repealed (1.7.1992) on consolidation by Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992 (c. 6)

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F66Sch. 3A inserted (prosp.) by Sch. 2 to Social Security Act 1990 (c. 27)

section 65(1),(2).

SCHEDULE 4U.K. AMENDMENTS OF ENACTMENTS

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C21The text of Schedules 4 and 5 is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

PART IU.K. CONSEQUENTIAL AND OTHER AMENDMENTS

The Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act M51913E+W+S

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1E+W+SIn section 118(1) of the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1913 for paragraphs (f) and (g) there shall be substituted—

(f)all the debts specified in section 153(2) of the Social Security Act 1975, Schedule 3 to the Social Security Pensions Act 1975 and any corresponding provisions in force in Northern Ireland

The Bankruptcy Act M61914E+W+S

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The Companies Act M71948E+W+S

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3E+W+SIn section 319(1)(e) of the Companies Act 1948 for the words from “all the debts” onwards, there shall be substituted the words “all the debts specified in section 153(2) of the Social Security Act 1975, Schedule 3 to the Social Security Pensions Act 1975 and any corresponding provisions in force in Northern Ireland”.

The Law Reform (Personal Injuries) Act M81948E+W+S

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The Administration of Justice Act M91964E+W+S

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5E+W+SIn section 17(2)(b) of the Administration of Justice Act 1964 for the words from “together” onwards there shall be substituted the words together with—

(i)secondary class 1 contributions payable in respect of those officers under Part I of the Social Security Act 1975; and

(ii)state scheme premiums so payable under Part III of the Social Security Pensions Act 1975

The Family Allowances Act M10 1965E+W+S

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6E+W+SIn section 8(3) of the Family Allowances Act 1965 after the words “the Social Security Act 1975” there shall be inserted the words “, the Social Security Pensions Act 1975”.

The Supplementary Benefit Act M111966E+W+S (The Ministry of Social Security Act 1966)E+W+S

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7E+W+SIn section 16(1)(a) of the Supplementary Benefit Act 1966 after the words “the Social Security Act 1975” there shall be inserted the words “or Part II of the Social Security Pensions Act 1975”.

8E+W+SIn section 26(4) of that Act after the words “Part II of the Social Security Act 1975” there shall be inserted the words “or Part II of the Social Security Pensions Act 1975”.

9E+W+SIn paragraph 24 of Schedule 2 to that Act—

(a)after sub-paragraph (2)(d) there shall be inserted—

(e)any guaranteed minimum pension within the meaning of the Social Security Pensions Act 1975

(b)in sub-paragraph (3) after the words “the Social Security Act 1973” there shall be inserted the words “or Part II of the Social Security Pensions Act 1975”;

(c)In sub-paragraphs (4) and (5) for the words “the rate specified in Part I of Schedule 4 to the Social Security Act 1975 for a widow’s pension under that Act” there shall be substituted the words “the sum specified in section 6(1)(a) of the Social Security Pensions Act 1975”.

The Agriculture Act M12 1967E+W+S

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10E+W+S[F69In section 67(3)(e) of the Agriculture Act 1967 after the words “Part II of the Social Security Act 1975” there shall be inserted the words “or Part II of the Social Security Pensions Act 1975”]

The Rent Act M131968E+W+S

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11E+W+SIn section 40(3)(a) of the Rent Act 1968 for the words “Part III of the Social Security Act 1973” there shall be substituted the words “Part III of the Social Security Pensions Act 1975”

The Income and Corporation Taxes Act M141970U.K.

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12U.K.In section 8(2)(b) of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1970 after the words “those Acts” there shall be inserted the words “or the Social Security Pensions Act 1975 or under any provisions in force in Northern Ireland and corresponding to the last-mentioned Act.”

The Administration of Justice Act M15 1970E+W+S

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13E+W+SIn Schedule 4 to the Administration of Justice Act 1970 for paragraph 3 there shall be substituted—

3State scheme premiums under Part III of the Social Security Pensions Act 1975.

The Family Income Supplements Act M16E+W+S

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14E+W+SIn section 8(4) of the Family Income Supplements Act 1970 for the words “the Social Security Act 1975” there shall be substituted the words “the Social Security Acts 1975”.

The Attachment of Earnings Act M17E+W+S

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15E+W+SIn section 24(2) of the Attachment of Earnings Act 1971 after paragraph (e) there shall be inserted—

(f)guaranteed minimum pension within the meaning of the Social Security Pensions Act 1975.

16E+W+SIn Schedule 2 to that Act for paragraph 3 there shall be substituted—

3State scheme premiums under Part III of the Social Security Pensions Act 1975.

17E+W+SIn Schedule 4 to that Act for the words “The Social Security Act 1975 (c. 14)” there shall be substituted the words “The Social Security Acts 1975 (cc. 14 and 60)”.

The Pensions (Increase) Act M181971E+W+S

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18E+W+SIn section 5(3) of the Pensions (Increase) Act 1971 for the words “in relation to a particular review under section 2 above” there shall be substituted the words “for any particular purpose”.

19E+W+SIn section 15(4) of that Act for the words “section 1 or 2 above” there shall be substituted the words “section 1 above or section 59 of the Social Security Pensions Act 1975”.

The Finance Act M19 1971U.K.

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20U.K.In paragraph 1(b) of Schedule 4 to the Finance Act 1971 for the words following “benefit under” there shall be substituted—

(i)the Social Security Act 1975,

(ii)the Social Security Pensions Act 1975,

(iii)the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Act 1975, or

(iv)any provisions in force in Northern Ireland and corresponding to provisions of the Social Security Pensions Act 1975,

which is payable to the wife otherwise than by virtue (wholly or partly) of her own contributions.

The Housing (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Act M201972E+W+S

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21E+W+SF70. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

The Housing Finance Act M21E+W+S

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22E+W+SIn Schedule 3 to the Housing Finance Act 1972, in paragraph 9(2)(j) for the words “the rate specified in Schedule 4 to the Social Security Act 1975 for a widow’s pension under that Act” there shall be substituted the words “the sum specified in section 6(1)(a) of the Social Security Pensions Act 1975.”

The Social Security Act M22U.K.

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F78Sch. 4 para. 30 repealed (7.2.1994) by 1993 c. 48, s. 188(1), Sch. 5 Pt.III; S.I. 1994/86, art. 2 and expressed to be repealed (N.I.) (7.2.1994) by 1993 c. 49, s. 182(1), Sch. 4 Pt.I; S.R. 1994/17, art. 2

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The Employment and Training Act M231973E+W+S

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34E+W+SF82. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

The National Insurance Act M241974E+W+S

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The Social Security Act M251975E+W+S

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F9244E+W+SIn section 29(7) of that Act in paragraph (a)(i) the word “lower” shall be omitted and in paragraphs (a)(ii) and (b) for the words “at the higher rate so specified” there shall be substituted the words “at the rate specified in section 7 of the Pensions Act”.

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48E+W+SIn section 42(3) of that Act after the words “Category A” there shall be inserted “, B”.

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51E+W+SIn section 125(1) of that Act, for paragraph (a) there shall be substituted—

(a)Parts I, IV and V of Schedule 4 to this Act and paragraphs 1 to 3, 4 and 5 of Part III; and

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The Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act M261975E+W+S

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65E+W+SF111. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Part IIU.K. MINOR CORRECTIONS OF 1975 CONSOLIDATION ACTS

The Social Security Act M271975E+W+S

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The Social Security (Northern Ireland) Act M281975U.K.

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The Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act M29U.K.

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71U.K.In Schedule 3 to the Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1975—

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F117(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(c)in paragraph 31, there shall be inserted at the end of the Table—

“ The words from “by statutory instrument” onwards (in paragraph 30(2)). ”

“ The words “by statutory rule for the purposes of the Statutory Rules Act (Northern Ireland) 1958; and any statutory rule containing any such regulations shall be laid before the Northern Ireland Assembly after being made.”

Section 65(3).

SCHEDULE 5U.K. REPEALS

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C22The text of Schedules 4 and 5 is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

ChapterShort TitleExtent of Repeal
6 & 7 Eliz. 2. c. 51.The Public Records Act 1958.In Schedule 1, in Part I, in the second column of the Table, the words “Reserve Pension Board”.
1970 c. 10.The Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1970.In section 219(3), paragraph (a) the words “or any secondary reserve scheme contribution within the meaning of the said Act of 1973”; and the words “in either case”.
1971 c. 32.The Attachment of Earnings Act 1971.In Schedule 3, paragraph 3(b).
1971 c. 56.The Pensions (Increase) Act 1971.Section 2 but without prejudice to any existing order under that section.
Section 9(3), (4) and (4A).
1972 c. 11.The Superannuation Act 1972.Section 25.
1972 c. 48.The Parliamentary and other Pensions Act 1972.Section 34(2).
1972 c. 53.The Contracts of Employment Act 1972.In section 6, paragraph (d) together with the word “and” immediately preceding it.
1973 c. 38.The Social Security Act 1973.Section 1(7), (8) and (9).
Section 23(1).
In section 51, subsections (1), (2) and (4), in subsection (5) the words “in subsection (4)(a) above and” and subsections (6), (8) and (9).
In section 52, subsections (1) to (7), in subsection (8) the words “for the purposes of recognition, and” and “other” and subsection (9).
Sections 53 to 57.
Section 58(1)(c), (3), (4) and (5).
In section 59, in subsection (1) the words in brackets, and subsections (2) to (9).
Sections 60 to 62.
Part III.
Section 85.
In Section 86, in subsections (1), (4), (5) and (8) the word “concerned”, in subsection (4), paragraph (b) together with the word “or” immediately preceding it and subsection (9).
Section 88.
In section 89, in subsection (3), paragraph (c); and subsection (4).
Section 91.
In section 92, subsections (1) and (2); in subsection (4) the words from “the recovery” onwards; and subsections (5) to (7).
Section 93.
In section 98, in subsection (1)(a) the words from “including” onwards, and subsection (2).
In section 99, in subsection (1) all the definitions except those of “earnings”, “employment”, “Inland Revenue”, “linked qualifying service”, “the Northern Ireland Ministry”, “occupational pension scheme”, “prescribed”, “public service pension scheme”, “resources” and “transfer credits”, and subsections (6), (7), (10), (13) and (14).
Schedule 15.
Schedules 18, 19 and 20.
Schedule 22.
In Schedule 23, paragraph 5, and from paragraph 7 to the end.
Schedule 24.
1974 c. 9.The Pensions (Increase) Act 1974.In section 3, subsection (1) and in subsection (3)(a) the figure “2(1)”.
1974 c. 14.The National Insurance Act 1974.In Schedule 4, paragraphs 33 to 35.
1975 c. 14.The Social Security Act 1975In section 4(6)(a) the words “or 2 per cent. according to whether the earner is liable to contribute at the standard rate or the reduce d rate”.
Sections 5 and 6.
Section 7(2) and (3).
In section 8, in subsection (2), paragraph (b) together with the word “and” immediately preceding it, and subsection (3).
In section 9(8)(b the words followin g “pensionable age”.
In section 27(6), the words from “but where” onwards.
Section 28(2) to (6) and (8)(a).
In section 29, in subsection (7)(a)(i) the word “lower” and subsections (10) to (12).
In section 42(4)(a) the words in brackets.
Sectio n 120(5)(a).
Section 130(2) and (3).
In section 133(6), in paragraph (a) the words “the Reserve Pension Fund or” and in paragraph (b) the words “out of the Reserve Pension Fund or”.
In section 167(1)(a) the entry relating to section 5(3) and (4).
In Schedule 4, in Part I, paragraphs 2, 6, 7 and 8.
Schedule 7.
In Schedule 20 the definitions of “Reserve Pension Fund”, “Reserve scheme contributions” and “Reserve scheme premiums”.
1975 c. 18.The Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1975.In Schedule 2, paragraphs 1(b), 2(b), 7(a), 47, 51, 53, to 57, 58 (except so much as substitutes “Ministry” for “Minister” in section 89(1) of the 1973 Act), 59 and 62 to 65.
In Schedule 3, in paragraph 9(1)(a) the word “(respectively)” and paragraph (ii) together with the word “and” immediately preceding it.
1975 c. 24.The House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975.In Part II of Schedule 1 the words “The Reserve Pension Board”.

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