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1987
1967 The Income Support (General) Regulations 1987  
1968 The Social Security (Claims and Payments) Regulations 1987  
1971 The Housing Benefit (General) Regulations 1987  
1991
1991 The Family Proceedings Courts (Matrimonial Proceedings etc.) Rules 1991  
1992
1431 The Child Support Act 1991 (Commencement No. 1) Order 1992  
1812 The Child Support (Information, Evidence and Disclosure) Regulations 1992  
1813 The Child Support (Maintenance Assessment Procedure) Regulations 1992  
1815 The Child Support (Maintenance Assessments and Special Cases) Regulations 1992  
1816 The Child Support (Arrears, Interest and Adjustment of Maintenance Assessments) Regulations 1992  
1938 The Child Support Act 1991 (Commencement No. 2) Order 1992  
1989 The Child Support (Collection and Enforcement) Regulations 1992  
2640 The Child Support Commissioners (Procedure) Regulations 1992  
2641 The Child Support Appeal Tribunals (Procedure) Regulations 1992  
2643 The Child Support (Collection and Enforcement of Other Forms of Maintenance) Regulations 1992  
2644 The Child Support Act 1991 (Commencement No. 3 and Transitional Provisions) Order 1992  
2645 The Child Support (Maintenance Arrangements and Jurisdiction) Regulations 1992  
3094 The Child Support Fees Regulations 1992  
1993
295 The Family Proceedings (Amendment) Rules 1993 These modify the Family Proceedings Rules to take account of Child Support Agency court proceedings and to provide a procedure for checking whether courts have jurisdiction in maintenance applications.
584 The Child Support (Northern Ireland Reciprocal Arrangements) Regulations 1993  
620 The Child Maintenance (Written Agreements) Order 1993 This preserves the court’s jurisdiction to make orders embodying written agreements.
621 The Children (Admissibility of Hearsay Evidence) Order 1993 This extends the overriding of the hearsay rule in children’s cases to Child Support Agency proceedings.
622 The High Court (Distribution of Business) Order 1993 This assigns Child Support Agency proceedings in the High Court to the Family Division.
623 The Maintenance Orders (Backdating) Order 1993 This empowers the courts to backdate maintenance orders to the date of a maintenance assessment or to the termination of Agency jurisdiction.
624 The Children (Allocation of Proceedings) (Amendment) Order 1993 This provides for paternity proceedings and paternity appeals to go to Magistrates Courts and applies the Children Act regime for transfer of cases between courts.
627 The Family Proceedings Courts (Child Support Act 1991) Rules 1993 These will make corresponding provision to that in 1993/295 for Magistrates Courts.
785 The Child Support Act 1991 (Consequential Amendments) Order 1993  
913 The Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 1993  
925 The Child Support (Maintenance Assessments and Special Cases) Amendment Regulations 1993  
961 The Child Support Appeals (Jurisdiction of Courts) Order 1993

Appeals against child support decisions are made under Section 20 of the Child Support Act 1991. Such appeals are normally determined by an appeal tribunal established under the Social Security Act 1998. But appeals on the ground of disputed parentage are routed to a court instead of an appeal tribunal by the Child Support Appeals (Jurisdiction of Courts) Order 1993. Declarations of parentage have a wider legal application beyond child support. It is sensible to import the existing powers to go to the courts into the new child support regulations. As a result, this will be binding on the agency.

A non-resident parent can declare and reply directly to the court at any time. Such a declaration is then binding on the CSA. If the person in question is found not to be the parent of the child, any child support maintenance that he may already have paid will be refunded in full by the agency.

966 The Child Support Act 1991 (Commencement No. 3 and Transitional Provisions) Amendment Order 1993  
1994
227 The Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 1994  
731 The Child Support Act 1991 (Consequential Amendments) Order 1994  
1995
123 The Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 1995  
1045 The Child Support and Income Support (Amendment) Regulations 1995  
2302 The Child Support Act 1995 (Commencement No, 1) Order 1995 Commencement order for the 1995 Act.
3261 The Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 1995  
3262 The Child Support Act 1995 (Commencement No. 2) Order 1995 Commencement order for the 1995 Act.
3263 The Child Support (Compensation for Recipients of Family Credit and Disability Working Allowance) Regulations 1995  
3265 The Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 3) Regulations 1995  
1996
182 The Social Security (Adjudication) and Child Support Amendment Regulations 1996  
481 The Child Support (Maintenance Assessments and Special Cases) and Social Security (Claims and Payments) Amendment Regulations  
1177 The Register of County Court Judgments (Amendment) Regulations 1996 These allow liability orders, granted by Magistrates Courts in respect of child support debt, to be entered in the Register of County Court Judgements.
1345 The Social Security and Child Support (Jobseeker's Allowance) (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 1996  
1945 The Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 1996  
2450 The Social Security (Adjudication) and Child Support Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 1996  
2630 The Child Support Act 1995 (Commencement No.3) Order 1996 Commencement order for the 1995 Act.
635 The Child Support Departure Direction (Anticipatory Application) Regulations 1996  
2907 The Child Support Departure Direction and Consequential Amendments Regulations 1996  
1803 The Child Benefit, Child Support and Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 1996  
3196 The Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 1996  
1998
58 The Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 1998  
2799 The Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 1998  
1999
977 The Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 1999  
991 The Social Security and Child Support (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations 1999 Debate in Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation?
1047 The Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 1999  
1305 The Child Support Commissioners (Procedure) Regulations 1999  
1510 The Social Security Act 1998 (Commencement No. 7 and Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Order 1999  
2000
1596 The Social Security and Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2000  
2002
1204 The Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002  
1379 The Social Security and Child Support (Decisions and Appeals) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002  
2003
129 The Child Support (Decisions and Appeals) (Amendment) Regulations 2003  
1050 The Social Security and Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2003  
2779 The Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2003 Various detailed changes, especially to do with catering for changes in other regulations, such as other benefits.
3206 The Child Support (Information, Evidence and Disclosure) Amendment Regulations 2003 This gives the CSA extra powers to obtain information for cases that are still on the old scheme. They "... enable information or evidence to be required for the purposes of verifying, in such cases as the Secretary of State may determine, such information or evidence that he holds, or has held, as he may determine." So they can be used to check information that the CSA already has.
2004 (to end)
2415 The Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2004 Various relatively minor changes to both the old and new schemes.
3368 The Social Security, Child Support and Tax Credits (Decisions and Appeals) Amendment Regulations 2004  
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