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Data Protection Act 1998

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Housing and social services records: England and Wales

2The following is the Table referred to in paragraph 1(a).

TABLE OF AUTHORITIES AND INFORMATION

The authoritiesThe accessible information
Housing Act local authority.Information held for the purpose of any of the authority’s tenancies.
Local social services authority.Information held for any purpose of the authority’s social services functions.

3(1)The following provisions apply for the interpretation of the Table in paragraph 2.

(2)Any authority which, by virtue of section 4(e) of the [1985 c. 68.] Housing Act 1985, is a local authority for the purpose of any provision of that Act is a “Housing Act local authority” for the purposes of this Schedule, and so is any housing action trust established under Part III of the [1988 c. 50.] Housing Act 1988.

(3)Information contained in records kept by a Housing Act local authority is “held for the purpose of any of the authority’s tenancies” if it is held for any purpose of the relationship of landlord and tenant of a dwelling which subsists, has subsisted or may subsist between the authority and any individual who is, has been or, as the case may be, has applied to be, a tenant of the authority.

(4)Any authority which, by virtue of section 1 or 12 of the [1970 c. 42.] Local Authority Social Services Act 1970, is or is treated as a local authority for the purposes of that Act is a “local social services authority” for the purposes of this Schedule; and information contained in records kept by such an authority is “held for any purpose of the authority’s social services functions” if it is held for the purpose of any past, current or proposed exercise of such a function in any case.

(5)Any expression used in paragraph 2 or this paragraph and in Part II of the Housing Act 1985 or the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970 has the same meaning as in that Act.

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