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Social Security and Housing Benefits Act 1982

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(1)Before making—

(a)regulations under section 28(1) above other than regulations of which the effect is to increase any amount specified in regulations previously made ;

(b)regulations under section 30(6) above ; or

(c)an order under section 32(2) above,

the Secretary of State shall consult with organisations appearing to him to be representative of the authorities concerned.

(2)Where, in consequence of the foregoing provisions of this Part, regulations under the Supplementary Benefits Act 1976 contain provisions excluding any items from those to which housing requirements for the purposes of Schedule 1 to that Act relate, the regulations may also contain such provision as the Secretary of State considers appropriate for dealing with transitional matters connected with or arising out of the coming into force of that provision.

(3)Authorities shall supply the Secretary of State with such information in their possession as may be required to give effect to the said Act of 1976; and the Secretary of State shall supply authorities with such information concerning claims for and payments of supplementary benefits (within the meaning of that Act) as authorities may require to give effect to statutory and local schemes.

(4)In order to assist authorities to give effect to statutory and local schemes, where a rent is registered under Part IV of the Rent Act 1977, there shall be noted on the register the amount (if any) of the registered rent which, in the opinion of the rent officer or rent assessment committee, is fairly attributable to the provision of services, but excepting any amount which in the opinion of the rent officer or, as the case may be, the rent assessment committee is negligible.

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