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The Welfare Reform and Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1999

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PART VIIIADMINISTRATION OF BENEFITS

32.—(1) In each of the provisions of the Administration Act to which this paragraph applies—

(a)any reference to a person authorised to exercise any function of the Housing Executive relating to housing benefit shall include a reference to a person providing services to the Housing Executive which relate to that benefit; and

(b)any reference to the exercise of any function relating to such a benefit shall include a reference to the provision of any services so relating.

(2) This paragraph applies to the following provisions of the Administration Act—

(a)section 104A (appointment of inspectors by the Housing Executive);

(b)sections 116C and 116D (supply of information in connection with administration of housing benefit);

(c)section 119A (power to require information from landlords etc. in connection with claims for housing benefit);

(d)section 158B (information about redirection of post); and

(e)Schedule 4 (persons covered by offence relating to unauthorised disclosures).

(3) In section 158B of the Administration Act—

(a)any reference to a person authorised to exercise any function of a local or other authority relating to housing benefit or council tax benefit shall include a reference to a person providing services to that authority which relate to such a benefit; and

(b)any reference to the exercise of any function relating to such a benefit shall include a reference to the provision of any services so relating.

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