Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1997

Provision of information.

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15. (1) In this section, “ specified person” means any of the following, that is to say:

( a) the Criminal Assets Bureau;

( b) a member of the Garda Síochána;

( c) the Minister for Social Welfare;

( d) a health board; or

( e) a body approved of for the purposes of section 6 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1992, (to be known and referred to in this section as “ an approved body”).

F35 [ (2) A housing authority may, for the purposes of any of their functions under the Housing Acts 1966 to 2009 or Part V of the Planning and Development Act 2000 , request from another housing authority or a specified person, information in relation to any person

( a ) seeking a house or site from the authority or seeking to occupy a caravan on a site or residing or proposing to reside at a house provided by the authority or by an approved body, including a house the subject of a rental accommodation availability agreement, or seeking or receiving any other housing support (within the meaning of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009) under the Housing Acts 1966 to 2009 , or

( b ) whom the authority considers may be or may have been engaged in anti-social behaviour,

and, notwithstanding anything contained in any enactment, such other housing authority or specified person may provide the information to the housing authority requesting it. ]

(3) A health board may, for the purposes of its functions under Chapter 11 of Part III of the Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act, 1993, request from a housing authority information in relation to any claimant for a payment to supplement the claimant's income in respect of rent or mortgage interest or in relation to any person residing or proposing to reside with the claimant and, notwithstanding anything contained in any enactment, the housing authority may provide the information to the health board.

(4) An approved body may request from a housing authority information in relation to any person seeking accommodation from the body or residing or proposing to reside at accommodation provided by the body, and, notwithstanding anything contained in any enactment, the housing authority may provide the information to that body.