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Information sharing

Employment agencies and national minimum wage: information

5.—(1) In the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 (c. 39), in section 15 (information obtained by officers), after subsection (5A) insert—

(5B) Information to which this section applies—

(a)may be supplied by, or with the authorisation of, the Secretary of State to an officer acting for the purposes of Part 2 of the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 for any purpose relating to that Part; and

(b)may be used by an officer acting for the purposes of that Part for any purpose relating to that Part.

(2) In the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (NI 20), in Article 7B (powers of officers), paragraph (10) is amended as follows—

(a)after “this Article” insert “(or pursuant to section 15(5B) of the National Minimum Wage Act 1998)”;

(b)after sub-paragraph (d) insert or

(e)to an officer acting for the purposes of the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 for any purpose relating to that Act..