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The Child Support(Northern Ireland) Order 1991

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Article 16(4).


1.  This Schedule applies where—

(a)the Department requires relevant information in connection with the discharge by it, or by any child support officer, of functions under this Order; or

(b)the Secretary of State requires relevant information in connection with the discharge of any functions under the Child Support Act 1991(1).

2.  The Department of the Environment or the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, as the case may be, shall, at the request of the Department, give to the Department such relevant information in connection with any housing benefit to which an absent parent or person with care is entitled as the Department considers necessary in connection with the Department’s determination of—

(a)that person’s income of any kind;

(b)the amount of housing costs to be taken into account in determining that person’s income of any kind; or

(c)the amount of that person’s protected income.

3.  The Department may also make a request under paragraph 2 for the purposes of enabling the Secretary of State to obtain such information for the purposes of the Child Support Act 1991.

4.  In this Schedule “relevant information” means information of such a description as may be prescribed.

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