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Local Government Act 2000

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94Disclosure of information

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(1)Subsection (3) applies to information which is held by, or by a person providing services to, the Secretary of State and which relates to income support or income-based jobseeker’s allowance.

(2)Subsection (3) also applies to information relating to housing benefit which is held by—

(a)an authority administering housing benefit, or

(b)a person authorised to exercise any function of such an authority relating to housing benefit.

(3)Information to which this subsection applies may be supplied to—

(a)a local authority to which any grant is or will be paid under section 93, or

(b)a person authorised to exercise any function of that authority relating to that grant,

for purposes connected with the application of that grant towards expenditure falling within section 93(1) or (2) (as the case may be).

(4)Information which is supplied to an authority or other person under subsection (3) may be supplied by the authority or person to a person who provides qualifying welfare services for purposes connected with the provision of those services.

(5)For the purposes of this section a person is to be regarded as providing qualifying welfare services if—

(a)he provides welfare services,

(b)a local authority contribute or will contribute to the expenditure incurred by him in providing those services, and

(c)that contribution is or will be derived (in whole or in part) from any grant which is or will be paid to the authority under section 93.

(6)In this section “local authority” and “welfare services” have the same meaning as in section 93.

(7)The Secretary of State may by order make such modifications of this section as he considers necessary or expedient in consequence of any provision corresponding to section 93 which is enacted by the Scottish Parliament.

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