S.I. No. 572 of 2011.
SOCIAL WELFARE AND PENSIONS ACT 2010 (SECTIONS 28, 31, 32 and 33) (COMMENCEMENT) ORDER 2011
Part 3 of the Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2010, together with section 16(6) of the Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2011, enable the transfer of the employment and community services of An Foras Áiseanna Saothair (FÁS) to the Department of Social Protection. This Order provides for the commencement of a number of the provisions of Part 3 of the Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2011, with effect from 11th November 2011.
The making of this Order empowers the Ministers for Social Protection and for Education and Skills to designate the relevant staff, property and premises of FÁS that will be required to be transferred to the Department of Social Protection. It will also empower the Minister for Social Protection to make the associated Transfer Day and Appointment Day Orders to give effect to these transfers, which is scheduled for the beginning of 2012.