S.I. No. 241/2009 - Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008 (Part 5) (Commencement) Order 2009


S.I. No. 241 of 2009

SOCIAL WELFARE (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT 2008 (PART 5) (COMMENCEMENT) ORDER 2009

Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 3rd July, 2009.

The Minister for Social and Family Affairs, in exercise of the powers conferred on her by section 1(6) of the Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008 (No. 22 of 2008), hereby orders as follows:

1. This Order may be cited as the Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008 (Part 5) (Commencement) Order 2009.

2. The 1st day of July 2009 is appointed as the day on which Part 5 of the Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008 (No. 22 of 2008) comes into operation.

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GIVEN under the Official Seal of the Minister for Social and Family Affairs

30 June 2009

MARY HANAFIN

Minister for Social and Family Affairs.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)

This Order provides for the Commencement of Part 5 of the Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2008. Part 5 provides for:

• the dissolution of the Combat Poverty Agency,

• the transfer of any property and assets, any pending legal proceedings and any other liabilities to the Minister for Social and Family Affairs,

• the preparation of the final accounts of the Agency, and

• the transfer of the staff of the Agency to unestablished positions in the Civil Service. The staff will hold positions in the Department of Social and Family Affairs;

This part comes into effect on 1 July 2009.