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THURS 04/06/2009 - These Regulations amend the Child Support (Collection and Enforcement) Regulations 1992 (S.I. 1992/1989) inserting a new Part 3A into those Regulations. Part 3A provides for regular deduction orders under section 32A of the Child Support Act 1991 (c. 48) ("the Act") and lump sum deduction orders under sections 32E and 32F of that Act which were inserted into that Act by sections 22 and 23 of the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008 (c. 6).
These Regulations have effect in cases to which the Act applies prior to the amendments made to that Act by the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act 2000 (c. 19) ("the 2000 Act"), some of which amendments are not fully in force, and relate to the child support scheme which was in force prior to 3 March 2003 and which remains in force for the purposes of certain cases. The regulations also have effect in cases to which the Act as amended by the 2000 Act, which relate to the child support scheme provided for by those amendments, which came into force for the purposes of specified categories of cases on 3 March 2003 (see the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act 2000 (Commencement No. 12) Order 2003).
These Regulations are made in respect of functions of the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission. Section 13 of the 2008 Act transfers functions from the Secretary of State to the Commission and that section was brought into force by the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008 (Commencement No. 4 and Transitional Provision) Order 2008 on 1 November 2008.
These Regulations come into force on 3 August 2009.
The Red Book is the acknowledged authority on practice and procedure