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The Welfare Reform and Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1999

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Obtaining information with respect to compliance with Article 5 and corresponding legislation in Great Britain

6.—(1) Any person appearing to the Authority to be a person who holds, or is likely to hold, information which is relevant to the issue whether an employer is complying, or has complied, with the requirements under—

(a)Article 5, or

(b)section 3 of the Welfare Reform Act,

must, if required to do so by the Authority by notice in writing, produce any document which is so relevant.

(2) To comply with paragraph (1) the document must be produced in such a manner, at such a place and within such a period as may be specified in the notice.

(3) Article 98 of the Pensions Order shall have effect as if references to Article 96(1) or 97(1)(b) of that Order included references to paragraph (1) or Article 7(1)(b).

(4) Articles 99 to 101 of that Order shall have effect as if references which are or include references to Article 96 or 97 of that Order included references to this Article or Article 7.

(5) In this Article and Article 7 “document” includes information recorded in any form, and any reference to production of a document, in relation to information recorded otherwise than in legible form, is to producing a copy of the information in legible form.

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