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Civil Partnership Act 20042006-08-142006-07-21TSO (The Stationery Office), St Crispins, Duke Street, Norwich, NR3 1PD, 01603 622211, customer.services@tso.co.uk67862301/18

Northern Ireland Court Service

Notice is hereby given that the Lord Chancellor, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by paragraphs 26, 28 and 30 of Schedule 15 to the Civil Partnership Act 2004, has made the following Rules:-


These Regulations provide for –

modification of Schedule 15 to the Civil Partnership Act 2004 to allow for cases where a pension attachment order has been made and the Board of the Pension Protection Fund becomes involved with the pension arrangement in question;
modification of orders including provision made by virtue of paragraph 20(5) of Schedule 15 (order requiring a civil partner to exercise a right of commutation) to enable the order to be enforced in respect of compensation paid by the Board;
modification of Schedule 15 in order to allow the court to exercise any of its powers on an application to vary or order an appeal in relation to a pension attachment or a pension sharing order notwithstanding the fact that the Board has assumed responsibility for the pension arrangement in question:
modification of the Dissolution etc. (Pensions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 to provide for notices of change of circumstances in relation to pension attachment orders to be given to the Board where appropriate and for the Board to be discharged from liability in circumstances where payments cannot be made to the correct party or are made in error due to lack of or incorrect information.

The Rules shall come into operation on 14th August 2006

Copies of the Rules – Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland–2006 No.311 may be obtained from The Stationery Office, 16 Arthur Street, BELFAST, BT1 4GD.