The Social Security (Unemployment, Sickness and Invalidity Benefit) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 1995

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Published: 1995-12-05

Statutory Instruments
1995 No. 3152

SOCIAL SECURITY
The Social Security (Unemployment, Sickness and Invalidity Benefit) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 1995

Made
5th December 1995

Laid before Parliament
11th December 1995

Coming into force
1st January 1996

The Secretary of State for Social Security, in exercise of powers conferred upon him by sections 25A(1)(a)(ii) and 122(1) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992(1) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, and 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 and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Social Security (Unemployment, Sickness and Invalidity Benefit) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 1995 and shall come into force on 1st January 1996.

Amendment of the Social Security (Unemployment, Sickness and Invalidity Benefit) Regulations 1983

2.—(1) The Social Security (Unemployment, Sickness and Invalidity Benefit) Regulations 1983(3) shall be amended in accordance with the following paragraphs of this regulation.

(2) In regulation 11 (availability of persons attending work camps)—

(a)after paragraph (1) there shall be inserted—

“(1A) Subject to paragraph (2), where a person who has given notice in accordance with paragraph (3) attends a programme of training and activities known as the 28 days Venture Trust Project in the residential accommodation situated at Applecross in Scotland in pursuance of arrangements made by the Secretary of State, he shall be deemed to be available to be employed in employed earner’s employment on each day of his attendance; and on those days regulation 7(1)(g) shall apply to him as if head (ii) were omitted.”;

(b)in paragraph (2), after the word “camp”there shall be inserted the words “, or of attendance on the 28 days Venture Trust Project, as the case may be,”;

(c)in paragraph (3)—

(i)after the words “paragraph (1)”there shall be inserted the words “or (1A), as the case may be”, and

(ii)after the word “relates”there shall be inserted the words “or before the person concerned arrives at Applecross in Scotland”.

(3) In regulation 12D(4) (persons deemed to be actively seeking employment), in paragraph (2), after sub-paragraph (c) there shall be added—

“; or

(d)a maximum of 5 consecutive weeks during which he is, for at least 3 days in each such week, undergoing a programme of training and activities known as the 28 days Venture Trust Project in the residential accommodation situated at Applecross in Scotland in pursuance of arrangements made by the Secretary of State.”.

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

A. J. B. Mitchell
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State,
Department of Social Security
5th December 1995

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations further amend the Social Security (Unemployment, Sickness and Invalidity Benefit) Regulations 1983 (S.I. 1983/1598).
These Regulations make provision to treat Venture Trust trainees as available for, and actively seeking, employment up to a period of 5 weeks in a year.
These Regulations do not impose a charge on business.


(1)
1992 c. 4; section 25A of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 was inserted by the Social Security (Incapacity for Work) Act 1994 (c. 18), section 11(1) and Schedule 1, Part I, paragraph 5. Section 122(1) which is an interpretation provision is cited because of the meaning assigned to the word "prescribed".

(2)
See the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (c. 5), section 172(1).

(3)
S.I. 1983/1598; relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1989/1324, 1991/387 and 1992/2913.

(4)
Regulation 12D was inserted by S.I. 1989/1324 and amended by S.I. 1991/387 and 1992/2913.
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