S.I. No. 704 of 2011.
SOCIAL WELFARE AND PENSIONS ACT 2011 (SECTION 16(6)) (COMMENCEMENT) ORDER 2011
This Order provides for the commencement of section 16(6) of the Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2011, with effect from 1st January 2012. Section 16(6) of that Act makes a number of amendments to the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 in relation to references to schemes and programmes that had previously been administered by An Foras Áiseanna Saothair (FÁS).
This Order, together with a number of related Orders, enables the transfer of administrative responsibility for the employment and community services of FÁS and the associated FÁS resources to the Department of Social Protection.