S.I. No. 699/2020 - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2020 (Part 14)(Commencement) Order 2020


Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 5th January, 2021.

I, HEATHER HUMPHREYS, Minister for Social Protection, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 2 (1)(h) of the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2020 (No. 23 of 2020), hereby order as follows:

1. This Order may be cited as the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2020 (Part 14)(Commencement) Order 2020.

2. The 30th day of December 2020 is appointed as the day on which sections 99 and 100 of the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2020 (No. 23 of 2020) shall come into operation.

3. The 31st day of December 2020 at 11.00 p.m. is appointed as the day on which and the time at which Part 14 (except insofar as it is already in operation) of the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2020 (No. 23 of 2020) shall come into operation.

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GIVEN under my Official Seal,

22 December, 2020.

HEATHER HUMPHREYS,

Minister for Social Protection.

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 14 of the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2020 .

Part 14 amends the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 , concerning reciprocal arrangements with other States, the recovery of benefits and assistance, and provides for references to the United Kingdom, to ensure the continuation of existing arrangements.