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Employment Act 2002

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(1)The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision enabling an officer of the Board authorised by the Board for the purposes of this section to require persons of a description specified in the regulations to provide, or produce for inspection, within such period as the regulations may require, such information or documents as the officer may reasonably require for the purpose of ascertaining whether statutory paternity pay or statutory adoption pay is or was payable to or in respect of any person.

(2)The descriptions of person which may be specified by regulations under subsection (1) include, in particular—

(a)any person claiming to be entitled to statutory paternity pay or statutory adoption pay,

(b)any person who is, or has been, the spouse or partner of such a person as is mentioned in paragraph (a),

(c)any person who is, or has been, an employer of such a person as is mentioned in paragraph (a),

(d)any person carrying on an agency or other business for the introduction or supply to persons requiring them of persons available to do work or to perform services, and

(e)any person who is a servant or agent of any such person as is specified in paragraphs (a) to (d).

(3)Regulations under subsection (1) must be made with the concurrence of the Board.

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