Supplementary Benefit (Single Payments) Amendment Regulations 1987

1987 No. 36

SOCIAL SECURITY

The Supplementary Benefit (Single Payments) Amendment Regulations 1987

Made 20th January 1987

Laid before Parliament 20th January 1987

The Secretary of State for Social Services, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by sections 3, 14(2)(a) and 34(1)1of the Supplementary Benefits Act 19762, section 166(2) and (3) of the Social Security Act 19753and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, without having referred any proposals on the matter to the Social Security Advisory Committee since it appears to him that by reason of urgency it is inexpedient to do so4, hereby makes the following Regulations:—

S-1 Citation, commencement and interpretation

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations which may be cited as the Supplementary Benefit (Single Payments) Amendment Regulations 1987 shall come into force as follows:-

(a)

(a) regulations 1 and 3 on 21st January 1987;

(b)

(b) regulation 2 on 26th January 1987.

(2) In these Regulations—

“the Single Payments Regulations” means the Supplementary Benefit (Single Payments) Regulations 19815

S-2 Amendment of regulation 26A of the Single Payments Regulations

Amendment of regulation 26A of the Single Payments Regulations

2. In regulation 26A(5)(a) (definition of a period of exceptionally cold weather) for the words “minus 1.5 degrees Celsius” there shall be substituted “0 degrees Celsius”.

S-3 Supplementary provision for cases before amendment of regulation 26A comes into force

Supplementary provision for cases before amendment of regulation 26A comes into force

3. In any case where a claim under regulation 26A of the Single Payments Regulations (exceptionally cold weather) is made or treated as made in respect of the period of 7 days ending immediately before regulation 2 of these Regulations comes into force, the average mean daily temperature recorded for that period at the designated station shall be treated as equal to minus 1.5 degrees Celsius.

John Major

Minister of State,

Department of Health and Social Security

20th January 1987

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations further amend the Supplementary Benefit (Single Payments) Regulations 1981 relating to single payments for exceptionally cold weather. They substitute for the average temperature of minus 1.5 degrees Celsius a temperature of 0 degrees Celsius; and for the purposes of a claim made under...

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