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Social Security and Housing Benefits Act 1982

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41 Recovery of sums due to Secretary of State.E+W+S

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(3)In section 20 of M1Supplementary Benefits Act 1976 (recovery in cases of misrepresentation or non-disclosure) the following subsections are inserted after subsection (5)—

(6)Any sum which is, by virtue of this section or regulations under section 14(2)(dd) of this Act, recoverable by the Secretary of State in pursuance of a decision made by a benefit officer, the Appeal Tribunal or a Social Security Commissioner shall, if the person from whom that sum is recoverable resides in England and Wales and the county court so order, be recoverable by execution issued from the county court or otherwise as if it were payable under an order of that court.

(7)Any such decision may, if the person from whom the sum in question is recoverable resides in Scotland, be enforced in like manner as an extract registered decree arbitral bearing a warrant for execution issued by the sheriff court of any court any sheriffdom in Scotland.

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C1The text of ss. 37, 39(2)–(4), 40, 41(3), 43(1) and 48(6) is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

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