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The Housing Benefit (General) (Amendment No. 7) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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Amendment of regulation 94 of the principal Regulations

3.  In regulation 94 of the principal Regulations (circumstances in which payment may be made to a landlord or the Department of the Environment)—

(a)in paragraph (1)(1) after “does not apply” there shall be inserted “but subject to paragraph (1B)”;

(b)after paragraph (1A)(2) there shall be inserted the following paragraph—

(1B) In a case where the Executive is not satisfied that the landlord is a fit and proper person to be the recipient of a claimant’s rent allowance or rate rebate, the Executive may either—

(a)not make direct payments to the landlord in accordance with paragraph (1), or

(b)make such payments to the landlord where the Executive is satisfied that it is nonetheless in the best interests of the claimant and his family that the payments be made..

(1)

Paragraph (1) was amended by regulation 7(g) of S.R. 1996 No. 448

(2)

Paragraph (1A) was inserted by regulation 7(a) of S.R. 1996 No. 181

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