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88 Commencement. E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Subject to the following provisions of this section, the provisions of this Act shall come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument appoint, and different days may be appointed in pursuance of this section for different provisions or different purposes of the same provision.

(2)In relation to section 52 above (including Schedule 5) and section 82 above (including Schedule 9) for the reference to the Secretary of State in subsection (1) above there shall be substituted a reference to the Lord Chancellor and the Secretary of State, acting jointly.

(3)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) above, different days may be appointed under that subsection for the purposes of Part III of this Act in relation to different descriptions of persons, and those descriptions of persons may be determined by any criteria that appear to the Secretary of State to be appropriate.

(4)If an order under subsection (1) above brings paragraph 8 of Schedule 3 to this Act into force on the same day as section 36 above, the former shall be deemed to have come into force immediately before the latter.

(5)The following provisions of this Act—

  • section 30(4), (8), (9) and (10);

  • section 37;

  • section 38(4);

  • section 45;

  • section 61;

  • sections 63 and 64;

  • section 70;

  • section 71(4) and (5);

  • section 72;

  • section 74;

  • section 76;

  • section 81;

  • section 83 to 85;

  • section 86(1) so far as relating to paragraphs 2, 22, 23(3), 26(1) and (2), 27, 30(b), (c) and (d)(ii), 82, 86, 94(a), 98, 99, 106 and 107 of Schedule 10;

  • section 86(2) so far as relating—

(a)to section 37(3) of the M1Social Security Act 1975 and the reference to paragraph (b) of that subsection in section 22(2) of the M2Social Security (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1977;

(b)to section 141(2) of the Social Security Act 1975;

(c)to section 52D(2) and (3) of the M3Social Security Pensions Act 1975 and paragraph 12 of Schedule 1A to that Act;

(d)to section 10 of the M4Social Security Act 1980; and

(e)to section 29 of the M5Social Security and Housing Benefits Act 1982;

  • section 87;

  • this section; and

  • sections 89 and 90;

shall come into force on the day this Act is passed.

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C1Power under s. 88 fully exercised by 1986/1609, 1986/1719, 1986/1958, 1986/1959, 1987/354, 1987/543, 1987/1096, 1987/1853, 1988/567

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