The Social Fund Cold Weather Payments (General) Amendment Regulations 1997

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Published: 1997-09-25

Statutory Instruments
1997 No. 2311

SOCIAL SECURITY
The Social Fund Cold Weather Payments (General) Amendment Regulations 1997

Made
25th September 1997

Laid before Parliament
9th October 1997

Coming into force
1st November 1997

The Secretary of State for Social Security, in exercise of the powers conferred on her by sections 138(2) and (4) and 175(1), (3) and (4) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992(1) and of all other powers enabling her in that behalf, after agreement by the Social Security Advisory Committee that proposals in respect of these Regulations should not be referred to it(2), hereby makes the following Regulations:

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Social Fund Cold Weather Payments (General) Amendment Regulations 1997 and shall come into force on 1st November 1997.

(2) In these Regulations, “the principal Regulations” means the Social Fund Cold Weather Payments (General) Regulations 1988(3).

Amendment of regulation 1 of the principal Regulations

2.  In regulation 1(2) of the principal Regulations (interpretation), at the end of the definition of “postcode district”(4), there shall be added the words “except in the case of any postcode district which is identified with an alpha suffix which shall, for the purposes of these Regulations, be treated as if it forms part of a postcode district which is identified without that suffix”.

Amendment of regulation 2 of the principal Regulations

3.—(1) Regulation 2 of the principal Regulations(5) (prescribed circumstances) shall be amended in accordance with the following paragraphs.

(2) In paragraph (1)(a)—

(a)after the word “paragraphs” there shall be inserted “(1A), (1B),”;

(b)in head (ii), for the word “or” there shall be substituted the word “and”;

(c)head (iii) shall be omitted.

(3) After paragraph (1) there shall be inserted the following paragraphs—

“(1A) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(a)(i), where a station identified in column (1) of Schedule 1 to these Regulations (in this paragraph and in paragraph (1B) referred to as “the primary station”) is unable to provide temperature information in respect of a particular day, the mean daily temperature on that day—

(a)at the alternative station for that primary station specified in column (2) of Schedule 2 to these Regulations; or

(b)where there is no such alternative station specified, at the nearest station to that primary station able to provide temperature information in respect of that day,

shall be used to determine whether or not there is a recorded period of cold weather at the relevant primary station.

(1B) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(a)(ii), where the Meteorological Office is unable to produce a forecast in respect of a particular period at a primary station, any forecast produced in respect of that period—

(a)at the alternative station for that primary station specified in column (2) of Schedule 2 to these Regulations; or

(b)where there is no such alternative station specified, at the nearest station to that primary station able to provide temperature information for that period,

shall be used to determine whether or not there is a forecasted period of cold weather at the relevant primary station.”.

Substitution of Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations

4.  For Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations(6) (identification of stations and postcode districts), there shall be substituted the Schedule set out in Schedule 1 to these Regulations.

Substitution of Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations

5.  For Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations(7) (specified alternative stations), there shall be substituted the Schedule set out in Schedule 2 to these Regulations.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Social Security.

Frank Field
Minister of State,
Department of Social Security
25th September 1997

Regulation 4

SCHEDULE 1IDENTIFICATION OF STATIONS AND POSTCODE DISTRICTS

The following Schedule is substituted for Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations.

Regulation 2(1)(a) and (2)

“SCHEDULE 1IDENTIFICATION OF STATIONS AND POSTCODE DISTRICTS

Column (1)
Column (2)

Meteorological Office Station
Postcode districts

1. ABBOTSINCH (Glasgow Airport)

G1—5, G11—15, G20—23, G31—34, G40—46, G51—53, G60—62, G64—G69, G71—78, G81—84.

KA1—26, KA28—30.

ML1—5.

PA1—27, PA30, PA32.

2. ABERPORTH

SA35—48, SA64—65.

SY20, SY23—25.

3. ANDREWSFIELD

AL1—10. CB10—11.

CM1—9, CM11—24.

CO9. RM14—20.

SG1—2, SG9—14.

4. AULTBEA

IV21—22, IV26,

IV40, IV52—54.

5. AVIEMORE

AB31, AB33, AB34, AB36—37.

PH18—26.

6. BEDFORD

LU1—7.

MK1—19, MK40—46.

NN1—16, NN29.

PE19.

SG3—7, SG15—19.

7. BINGLEY

BB4, BB8—12.

BD1—24.

DE4, DE45.

HD1—8.

HX1—7. LS21,

LS29.

OL3, OL12—15.

S32—33, S36.

SK12, SK17, SK22—23.

ST13.

8. BOLTSHOPE PARK

DH8.

DL8, DL11—13.

NE19, NE44, NE47—48.

9. BOSCOMBE DOWN

BA12.

SP1—5, SP7, SP9.

10. BOULMER

NE22, NE24, NE61—71.

TD15.

11. BRACKNELL, BEAUFORT PARK

GU1—4, GU9—25, GU46—47.

HP1—16, HP23.

RG1—2, RG4—10, RG12, RG14, RG17—31, RG40—42, RG45.

SL0—9. SP10—11.

12. BRAEMAR
AB35.

13. BRIZE NORTON

CV36.

GL54—56.

HP17—22, HP27.

OX1—18, OX20, OX33, OX44.

SN7.

14. CAPEL CURIG
LL20—21, LL23—25, LL41.

15. CARDINHAM (Bodmin)

PL13—17, PL22—35.

TR2, TR9.

16. CARLISLE

CA1—11, CA16—17.

LA6—10, LA22—23.

NE49.

17. CHIVENOR
EX22—23, EX31—34, EX39.

18. COLESHILL

B1—21, B23—38, B40, B42—50, B60—80, B90—98.

CV1—12, CV21—23, CV31—35, CV37.

DY1—14.

LE10.

WS1—15.

WV1—16.

19. COLTISHALL
NR1—35.

20. CROSBY

BB1—3, BB5—7.

CH1—8.

FY1—8.

L1—49, L60—66.

LL11—14.

PR1—9.

SY14.

WA1—6, WA10—12.

WN1—8.

21. CULDROSE
TR1, TR3—6, TR10—20, TR26—27.

22. DUMFRIES, DRUNGANS
DG1—2, DG5—7, DG11—12, DG16.

23. DUNKESWELL AERODROME

DT6—8.

EX1—15.

TA21.

TQ1—6, TQ9—14.

24. DYCE (Aberdeen Airport)

AB10—16, AB21—25, AB30, AB32, AB39, AB41—43, AB51—54.

DD8—11.

25. ESKDALEMUIR

DG3—4, DG10, DG13—14.

EH46.

ML12.

TD1—4, TD6—10.

26. ESKMEALS

CA12—15, CA18—28.

LA1—5, LA11—21.

27. FYLINGDALES

TS13.

YO11—18, YO21—22, YO25.

28. GATWICK

BN5—6, BN44.

GU5—8, GU26—33, GU35.

ME14—20.

RH1—20.

TN1—20, TN22, TN27.

29. GREAT MALVERN

GL1—6, GL10—20, GL50—53.

HR1—9.

NP5.

SY8. WR1—15.

30. HEATHROW

BR1—8.

CR0, CR2—8.

DA1—2, DA4—8, DA14—18.

E1—18.

EC1—4.

EN1—11.

HA0—9.

IG1—11.

KT1—24.

N1—22.

NW1—11.

RM1—13.

SE1—28.

SM1—7.

SW1—20.

TW1—20.

UB1—10.

W1—14.

WC1—2.

WD1—7.

31. HERSTMONCEUX, WEST END

BN7—8, BN20—24, BN26—27.

TN21, TN31—40.

32. HURN (Bournemouth Airport)

BH1—25, BH31.

DT1—2, DT11.

SP6.

33. KINLOSS

AB38, AB44—45, AB55—56.

IV1—2, IV5, IV7—20, IV30—32, IV36.

34. KIRKWALL
KW15—17.

35. LEEDS

HG1—5.

LS1—20, LS22—28.

S1—14, S17—18, S20—21, S35, S60—66, S70—75.

WF1—17.

36. LERWICK
ZE1—3.

37. LEUCHARS

DD1—7.

KY1—2, KY4—10, KY14—16.

PH1—2, PH7, PH12—14.

38. LINTON ON OUSE

DL1—7, DL9—10.

TS1—12, TS14—26.

YO1—8.

39. LISCOMBE

EX16—21, EX35—38.

PL19—20.

TA22, TA24.

40. LOCH GLASCARNOCH
IV3—4, IV6, IV23—24.

41. LYNEHAM

BA1—3, BA11, BA13—15.

GL7—9.

SN1—6, SN8—16.

42. MACHRIHANISH

KA27.

PA28—29, PA31, PA34, PA37, PA41—49, PA60—76.

PH36, PH38—41.

43. MANSTON

CT1—21.

CM0.

DA3, DA9—13.

ME1—13.

SS0—17.

TN23—26, TN28—30.

44. MARHAM

IP24—28.

PE12—14, PE30—38.

45. NEWCASTLE

DH1—7, DH9.

DL14—17.

NE1—13, NE15—18, NE20—21, NE23, NE25—43, NE45—46.

SR1—8.

TS27—29.

46. NOTTINGHAM

CV13.

DE1—3, DE5—7, DE11—15, DE21—24, DE55—56, DE65, DE72—75.

LE1—9, LE11—14, LE16—18, LE65, LE67.

NG1—22, NG25, NG31—34.

S25—26, S40—45, S80—81.

ST10, ST14.

47. PEMBREY SANDS
SA1—18, SA31—34, SA61—63, SA66—73.

48. PLYMOUTH

PL1—12, PL18, PL21.

TQ7—8.

49. PORTLAND
DT3—5.

50. RHYL
LL15—19, LL22, LL26—32.

51. RINGWAY (Manchester Airport)

BL0—9.

CW1—12.

M1—9, M11—35, M38, M40—41, M43—46, M90.

OL1—2, OL4—11, OL16.

SK1—11, SK13—16.

WA7—9, WA13—16.

52. SALSBURGH

ML6—11.

EH43—45.

53. SCILLY, ST. MARY
TR21—25.

54. SENNYBRIDGE

CF37—48, CF81—82.

LD1—8.

NP2—4, NP7—8.

SA19—20.

SY7, SY9—11, SY15—19, SY21—22.

55. SHAWBURY

ST1—9, ST11—12, ST15—21.

SY1—6, SY12—13.

TF1—13.

56. SOUTHAMPTON

GU34.

SO14—24, SO30—32, SO40—43, SO45, SO50—53.

57. ST. ATHAN

BS1—24.

CF1—5, CF31—36, CF61—64, CF71—72, CF83.

NP1, NP6, NP9, NP44.

58. ST. CATHERINE'S POINT
PO30, PO38—41.

59. ST. MAWGAN
TR7—8.

60. STORNOWAY AIRPORT
HS1—9.

61. THORNEY ISLAND

BN1—3, BN9—18, BN25, BN41—43, BN45.

PO1—22, PO31—37.

62. TIREE

IV41—46.

PA77—78.

PH42—44.

63. TULLOCH BRIDGE

PA33, PA35—36, PA38—40.

PH8—11, PH15—17, PH30—35, PH37.

64. TURNHOUSE (Edinburgh Airport)

EH1—42, EH47—49, EH51—55.

FK1—21.

G63.

KY3, KY11—13.

PH3—6.

TD5, TD11—14.

65. VALLEY
LL33—40, LL42—49, LL51—78.

66. WADDINGTON

DN1—22, DN31—41.

HU1—20.

LN1—13.

NG23—24.

PE10—11, PE20—25.

67. WATERSTEIN HEAD
IV47—49, IV51, IV55—56.

68. WATTISHAM

CB9.

CO1—8, CO10—16.

IP1—23, IP29—33.

69. WEST FREUGH
DG8—9.

70. WICK AIRPORTIV25, IV27—28.
KW1—3, KW5—14.

71. WITTERING

CB1—8.

LE15.

NN17—18.

PE1—9, PE15—18.

SG8.

72. YEOVILTON

BA4—10, BA16, BA20—22.

BS25—28.

DT9—10.

SP8.

TA1—20, TA23.”.


Regulation 5

SCHEDULE 2SPECIFIED ALTERNATIVE STATIONS

The following Schedule is substituted for Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations.

Regulation 2(1)(a) and (1B)(a)

“SCHEDULE 2SPECIFIED ALTERNATIVE STATIONS

Column (1)
Column (2)

Meteorological Office Station
Specified Alternative Station

Abbotsinch (Glasgow Airport)
Salsburgh

Andrewsfield
Wattisham

Coleshill
Church Lawford

Gatwick
Kenley Airfield

Kinloss
Lossiemouth

St. Athan

Cardiff Weather Centre

Turnhouse
Salsburgh.”.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations amend the Social Fund Cold Weather Payments (General) Regulations 1988 (S.I. 1988/1724 as amended) (“the principal Regulations”) by—

making an exception from the definition of “postcode district” in regulation 1(2) of the principal Regulations for postcode districts identified with alpha suffixes (regulation 2);

providing for a procedure to be operated when a weather station specified in Schedule 1 is unable to provide temperature information in respect of a certain day or period (regulation 3);

substituting the list of weather stations and applicable postcode districts in Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations with a new list which largely re-enacts the list in the former Schedule 1 but which also adds two new weather stations, replaces four stations which are due to close and enacts certain other changes to postcodes and to weather station linkages (regulation 4 and Schedule 1). Schedule 2 to these Regulations replaces Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations to take account of the new Schedule 1 (regulation 5 and Schedule 2).

The Postcode Atlas of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the postcode maps may be obtained from their publishers. A person may establish the current postcode for their address by contacting the Royal Mail Postcode Enquiries office (tel. no. 0345 111222).
These Regulations do not impose a charge on business.


(1)
1992 c. 4; section 138(4) is an interpretation provision and is cited because of the meaning ascribed to the word “prescribed”.

(2)
See section 173(1)(b) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (c. 5).

(3)
S.I. 1988/1724.

(4)
The definition of “postcode district” was inserted by S.I. 1996/2544.

(5)
Regulation 2 was substituted by S.I. 1991/2238 and amended by S.I. 1991/2448, 1992/2448 and 1996/2544.

(6)
Schedule 1 was substituted by S.I. 1996/2544.

(7)
Schedule 2 was substituted by S.I. 1996/2544.
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