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Child Maintenance Act (Northern Ireland) 2008

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2.—(1) The Social Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 is amended as follows.

(2) In section 103 (certain maintenance orders to be enforceable by the Department), for subsection (8) substitute—

(8) In this section “maintenance order” means an order for the making of periodical payments under any statutory provision prescribed for the purposes of this subsection..

(3) In section 115D (supply of information held by Revenue and Customs to the Department or the Secretary of State for use for the purposes of functions relating, inter alia, to child support), for subsection (2) substitute—

(2) Information to which this section applies may, and subject to subsection (2A), must if an authorised officer so requires, be supplied—

(a)to the Department, or

(b)to a person providing services to the Department,

for use for the purposes of functions relating to social security, child support or employment or training.

(2ZA) Information to which this section applies may, and subject to subsection (2A), must if an authorised officer so requires, be supplied—

(a)to the Secretary of State, or

(b)to a person providing services to the Secretary of State,

for use for the purposes of functions relating to social security or employment or training..

(4) In that section, in subsection (2A) (exclusion of power to require supply in case of information for use for the purposes of functions relating to employment or training), after “subsection (2)” insert “or (2ZA)”.

(5) In section 115E (supply to Revenue and Customs of information held by Department or Secretary of State, including information held for the purposes of functions relating to child support), for subsection (1) substitute—

(1) This section applies to information which is held for the purposes of functions relating to social security, child support or employment or training—

(a)by the Department, or

(b)by a person providing services to the Department, in connection with the provision of those services.

(1A) This section also applies to information which is held for the purposes of functions relating to social security or employment or training—

(a)by the Secretary of State, or

(b)by a person providing services to the Secretary of State, in connection with the provision of those services..

(6) In section 116 (supply of information held by tax authorities for fraud prevention and verification), in subsection (3) (prohibition of onward supply by recipient, except in specified circumstances), at the end of paragraph (c) add

or

(d)it is supplied under paragraph 1 of Schedule 3 to the Child Maintenance Act (Northern Ireland) 2008..

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