New clause 6 - Administration

Part of Housing Benefit (Withholding of Payment) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:45 pm on 11 July 2002.

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'(1) Where a court makes, quashes or sets aside a declaration under this Act, or varies the date or dates specified in such a declaration under section (anti-social behaviour declarations: criminal proceedings)(4) or (anti-social behaviour declarations: civil proceedings)(4), it must notify the Secretary of State in the prescribed manner of—

(a) the fact that it has done so, and

(b) the prescribed information.

(2) The Secretary of State may make regulations about how information relating to declarations under this Act may be used and supplied (and may in particular authorise the supply of such information by any person to any other person).

(3) In section 170 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (c.5) (functions of the Social Security Advisory Committee), in subsection (5), in the definition of ''the relevant enactments'', after paragraph (ag) insert—

''(ah) the provisions of the Housing Benefit (Withholding of Payment) Act 2002; and''.'.—[Malcolm Wicks.]

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