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Welsh Statutory Instruments

2005 No. 663 (W.53)

NATIONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES, WALES

The National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) (Wales) Regulations 2005

Made

8 March 2005

Coming into force

11 April 2005

The National Assembly for Wales makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred on the Secretary of State by section 22(4) of the National Assistance Act 1948(1) and now vested in the National Assembly for Wales(2).

Citation, commencement and application

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as The National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) (Wales) Regulations 2005 and come into force on 11 April 2005.

(2) These Regulations apply to Wales only.

Sum needed for personal requirements

2.  The sum which a local authority assumes a person to need for his or her personal requirements under section 22(4) of the National Assistance Act 1948 is £19.10 per week.

Revocation

3.  The National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) (Wales) Regulations 2004(3) are hereby revoked.

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998(4)

D. Elis-Thomas

The Presiding Officer of the National Assembly

8 March 2005

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations set out the weekly sum which local authorities in Wales are to assume, in the absence of special circumstances, that residents in accommodation arranged under Part III of the National Assistance Act 1948, will need for their personal requirements.

From 11 April 2005 all such residents will be assumed to need £19.10 per week for their personal requirements.

These Regulations supersede the National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) (Wales) Regulations 2004 which are revoked and which prescribed a weekly amount of £18.40.

(1)

1948 c. 29. See sections 35(1) and 64(1) of the National Assistance Act 1948 for the definitions of “the Minister” and “prescribed” respectively, and article 2 of the Secretary of State for Social Services Order 1968 (S.I. 1968/1699) which transferred all functions of the Minister of Health to the Secretary of State.

(2)

The functions of the Secretary of State under section 22(4) of the National Assistance Act 1948 were transferred to the National Assembly for Wales by the National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) Order 1999( S.I. 1999/672).