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Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008

Section 10: Directions and guidance

92.This section provides that the Secretary of State may give written guidance and directions to the Commission regarding the exercise of its functions.

93.Subsection (2) requires the Commission to have regard to any guidance given, and also to comply with directions.

94.Subsections (3) and (4) provide that guidance and directions given under this section should be in writing and can be varied or revoked by the Secretary of State.

95.Subsection (5) requires the Secretary of State to lay before Parliament any directions he gives under subsection (1).

96.Subsection (6) allows the Secretary of State to exclude from laying in Parliament, any information that he considers tobe against the commercial interests of any person, or any information which may lead to an individual being identified.

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