Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill - continued        House of Lords

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SCHEDULE 2
 
  SUBSTITUTED SCHEDULES 4A AND 4B TO THE 1991 ACT
  PART I
  SUBSTITUTED SCHEDULE 4A
 
 

 
 
 
SCHEDULE 4A
 
  APPLICATIONS FOR A VARIATION
 
Interpretation
     1. In this Schedule, "regulations" means regulations made by the Secretary of State.
 
 
Applications for a variation
     2. Regulations may make provision-
 
 
    (a) as to the procedure to be followed in considering an application for a variation;
 
    (b) as to the procedure to be followed when an application for a variation is referred to an appeal tribunal under section 28D(1)(b).
 
Completion of preliminary consideration
     3. Regulations may provide for determining when the preliminary consideration of an application for a variation is to be taken to have been completed.
 
 
Information
     4. If any information which is required (by regulations under this Act) to be furnished to the Secretary of State in connection with an application for a variation has not been furnished within such period as may be prescribed, the Secretary of State may nevertheless proceed to consider the application.
 
 
Joint consideration of applications for a variation and appeals
     5. - (1) Regulations may provide for two or more applications for a variation with respect to the same application for a maintenance calculation to be considered together.
 
      (2) In sub-paragraph (1), the reference to an application for a maintenance calculation includes an application treated as having been made under section 6.
 
      (3) An appeal tribunal considering an application for a variation under section 28D(1)(b) may consider it at the same time as an appeal under section 20 in connection with an interim maintenance decision, if it considers that to be appropriate.
 
 
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