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Community Charges (Information Concerning Social Security) (Scotland) Regulations 1988

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Supply of relevant information to registration officers

3.—(1) For the purposes of section 20B of the Act (information concerning social security) it is prescribed that the Secretary of State may, notwithstanding any duty of confidentiality, supply relevant information (within the meaning of that section) to a registration officer.

(2) For the purposes of paragraph (c) of section 20B(2) of the Act (meaning of relevant information) there is prescribed information of the description set out in paragraphs (3) and (4) below.

(3) For the period from the coming into force of these Regulations until 31st March 1989 (both dates inclusive), the information is information as to the name, address and date of birth of any person, aged 18 or over, and any partner, aged 18 or over of that person where that person is in receipt of income support at any time within that period but is not receiving housing benefit under Part II of the 1986 Act on account of his liability to make payments in respect of a dwelling.

(4) For the period from 1st April 1989 to 31st March 1990 (both dates inclusive) the information is information as to the name, address and date of birth of any person, aged 18 or over, and any partner, aged 18 or over of that person, where that person is awarded income support but has not at the time of the award, made a claim for housing benefit in the form of a community charge rebate(1) at the appropriate social security office.


See section 20(7A) of the 1986 Act as inserted by regulation 3 of the Housing Benefit (Social Security Act 1986 Modifications) (Scotland) Regulations 1988 (S.I. 1988/1483).

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