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Welfare Reform Act 2009

Paragraph 1 to 3: supplementary

321.Paragraph 4 applies to information provided by claimants under paragraphs 1 to 3. It ensures that information or evidence provided by claimants about their drug possession, or drug use cannot be used against them in criminal proceedings unless they choose to refer to it. Sub-paragraph (3) excludes from this provision criminal proceedings for offences under section 112 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992, and offences under section 5 of the Perjury Act 1911 and its Scottish equivalent.

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