Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Tenth Report


APPENDIX 3

Memorandum from the Department of Work and Pensions

SOCIAL FUND MATERNITY AND FUNERAL EXPENSES (GENERAL) AMENDMENT
REGULATIONS 2001 (S.I. 2001/3023)

1. In its letter of 6 November 2000 the Joint Committee requested that the Department submit a memorandum concerning the above regulations on the following point—

    Given that the 1987 principal regulations have been amended on numerous occasions (including those mentioned in footnote (c)), indicate whether consolidation may be expected.

2. The Department accepts that it is appropriate to consolidate the Social Fund Maternity and Funeral Expenses (General) Regulations 1987 (S.I. 1987/481) ("the 1987 principal regulations"). Consolidation is of course resource intensive, and we cannot commit ourselves to a specific date for completion. However, we would hope to be able to complete this exercise within the next year.

9 November 2001


 
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