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The Child Support(Northern Ireland) Order 1991

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Information required by the Department

16.—(1) The Department may make regulations requiring any information or evidence needed for the determination of any application under this Order, or any question arising in connection with such an application, or needed in connection with the collection or enforcement of child support or other maintenance under this Order, to be furnished—

(a)by such persons as may be determined in accordance with regulations made by the Department; and

(b)in accordance with the regulations.

(2) Where the Department has in its possession any information acquired by it in connection with its functions under any of the benefit Acts, it may—

(a)make use of that information for purposes of this Order; or

(b)disclose it to the Secretary of State for purposes of the Child Support Act 1991(1).

(3) The Department may by regulations make provision authorising the disclosure by it or by child support officers, in such circumstances as may be prescribed, of such information held by them for purposes of this Order as may be prescribed.

(4) The provisions of Schedule 2 (which relate to information held by the Department of the Environment or the Northern Ireland Housing Executive and required by the Department) shall have effect.

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