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Social Security Fraud Act 2001

Commentary on Clause 6

Exchange of information by authorities administering benefit

88.This clause amends sections 122D and 122E of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 by replacing the word “prescribed” with “specified in directions given by the Secretary of State or, as the case may be, the Northern Ireland Department". This means the Secretary of State or the Northern Ireland Department can specify the manner and form in which information is to be supplied under those sections (or any other requirements relating to the supply of information) by way of directions rather than by regulations.

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