The National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) Regulations 1995

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Published: 1995-02-24

Statutory Instruments
1995 No. 443

NATIONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES
The National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) Regulations 1995

Made
24th February 1995

Laid before Parliament
3rd March 1995

Coming into force
10th April 1995

In exercise of the power conferred by section 22(4) of the National Assistance Act 1948(1) (including that provision as applied by section 87(3) and (4) of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968(2) ) and as respects England and Wales now vested in me(3) and of all other powers enabling me in that behalf, I hereby make the following Regulations:—

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) Regulations 1995 and shall come into force on 10th April 1995.

Sums needed for personal requirements

2.  The sum which under section 22(4) of the National Assistance Act 1948 a local authority shall assume that a person will need for his personal requirements shall be £13.35 per week.

Revocation

3.  The National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) Regulations 1994(4) are hereby revoked.

Virginia Bottomley
One of Her Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State
Department of Health
24th February 1995

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations set out the weekly sum which local authorities are, in the absence of special circumstances, to assume that residents in accommodation arranged under Part III of the National Assistance Act 1948, the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 or section 7 of the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984 will need for their personal requirements.
From 10th April 1995, all residents will be assumed to need £13.35 per week for their personal requirements.
These Regulations supersede the National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) Regulations 1994 (which provided for the sum residents were assumed to need from 11th April 1994) which are revoked.
These Regulations do not impose a charge on business.


(1)
1948 c. 29; seesections 35(1) and 64(1) of the National Assistance Act 1948 for the definitions of "the Minister" and "prescribed" respectively.

(2)
1968 c. 49; section 87 was amended by paragraph 10(13) of Schedule 9 to the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 (c. 19).

(3)
Seearticle 2 of the Secretary of State for Social Services Order 1968 (S.I. 1968/1699) which transferred all functions of the Minister of Health to the Secretary of State.See alsothe Transfer of Functions (Health and Social Security) Order 1988 (S.I. 1988/1843).

(4)
S.I. 1994/826.
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