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(1)In Schedule 2 to the 1983 Act (provisions which may be contained in regulations as to registration), paragraph 1 is amended as follows.
(2)After sub-paragraph (4) there is inserted—
“(4A)Provision for the disclosure (otherwise than by virtue of sub-paragraph (4) above) by the authority responsible for national insurance numbers (“the relevant authority”) to the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland, following a request by him, of—
(a)the national insurance number recorded in respect of an individual specified or described in the request, or of the fact that the individual is not recorded as having a national insurance number, and
(b)in the case of such an individual recorded as having a national insurance number, any name and former name, date of birth, sex and address as recorded by the relevant authority in respect of the individual in question.
(4B)Provision authorising the relevant authority to charge fees to the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland to cover the expenses of the relevant authority in complying with such requests.”
(3)In sub-paragraph (5), after “sub-paragraph (4)” there is inserted “ or (4A) ”.
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