Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 2011

96.

Amendment of section 9 of Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005.

96.— The Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 is amended—

( a) in section 4, by—

(i) the substitution, in subsection (4), of “Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform” for “Minister for Finance”,

(ii) the deletion, in paragraph ( a) of that subsection, of “13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20(2)( d), 22, 23, 25(1)( d)”, and

(iii) the insertion of the following subsection:

“(4A) The making of regulations under or for the purposes of section 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20(2)( d), 22, 23 or 25(1)( d) by the Minister shall be subject to the consent of the Minister for Finance given after consultation by the Minister for Finance with the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.”,

and

( b) in section 9, by the insertion of the following subsection:

“(12) The Minister for Finance shall, in relation to the performance by him or her of his or her functions under this section, consult from time to time with the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.”.