S.I. No. 703 of 2011.
SOCIAL WELFARE AND PENSIONS ACT 2010 (SECTIONS 29, 30, 34 AND 35) (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 administrative responsibility for the employment and community services of An Foras Áiseanna Saothair (FÁS) and the associated FÁS resources to the Department of Social Protection.
This Order provides for the commencement, with effect from 1st January 2012, of a number of provisions of Part 3 of the Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2010 which—
- amend section 4 of the Labour Services Act 1987 so as to remove the various functions of FÁS relating to employment and community services;
- amend the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 so as to give the Minister for Social Protection similar functions in relation to employment schemes and related schemes and programmes;
- delete the provisions of Part 3 of the Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2010, which enabled FÁS to provide the employment and community services on an agency basis on behalf of the Minister for Social Protection; and
- provide for the continuation by the Department of Social Protection of certain schemes and programmes which were being administered by FÁS, e.g. Community Employment.