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National Insurance (Statutory Instruments)

Volume 485: debated on Friday 9 March 1951

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asked the Minister of National Insurance if she will identify the powers enabling, other than those specified, to which reference is made in Statutory Instrument, 1951, No. 306; why these are not identified in the instrument; and if she will give similar information concerning Statutory Instrument, 1951, No. 305.

The only specific statutory powers under which the two Instruments referred to are made are those respectively specified in the opening words of the Instruments. The reference to other powers is a formula which is usually and properly employed in Statutory Instruments to comprehend such ancillary powers as are or might be brought into play when a specific power is exercised. In the present instances these ancillary powers are various provisions of the National Insurance (Industrial Injuries) Act (for instance, in the Interpretation Section) and of the general statute law, for instance, in the Interpretation Act.