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An Foras Aiseanna Saothair (F�S)
An t�rd-Chl�raitheoir (The General Registrar)
Central Applications Office
Coillte Teoranta
Enterprise Ireland
Further Education and Training Awards Council
General Medical Services Payments Board
Health and Social Care Professionals Council (known as Coru)
Higher Education and Training Awards Council
The Higher Education Authority (An tUdaras um Ard-Oideachas)
National Cancer Registry Board
National Qualifications Authority of Ireland
Pensions Board
Personal Injuries Assessment Board
Teaching Council of Ireland
The Legal Aid Board
The Private Residential Tenancies Board
The Private Security Authority


An Foras Aiseanna Saothair (F�S)

Updated: March 2010

(i) Does your Office use the PPS Number at present?

Yes, F�S use the PPS Number

(ii) For what purposes(s)

  • For F�S Client Database Management
  • For P.R.S.I returns in respect of clients who have received a Training Allowance or Employment Programme payment
  • To target and offer services to specific client groups � persons with a disability, Long Term Unemployed, Travellers etc.
  • For the operation and management of the F�S payroll system including normal P.A.Y.E and P.R.S.I deductions and returns to the Revenue.

(iii) Does your Office exchange the PPS Number with any external body? If so please name the relevant bodies and state the purpose(s) of the exchange.

  • Live-Register data exchange with Dept. Social and Family Affairs (DSFA)
  • DSFA � Programme Starters and Finishers � to prevent the possibility of double payments.
  • DSFA � National Employment Action Plan. Targeting of 'live register clients'.
  • Local Employment Services Offices have use of the F�S system under a contractual arrangement.
  • Revenue Commissioners regarding payments on F�S Programmes and for the operation of the internal F�S payroll system.
  • FETAC regarding Training Course Certificate purposes.
  • Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment � for the processing of Work Permits.

(iv) What future plans has your Office for the use of the PPS Number?

  • A link into the Reach/Oasis initiative or replacement initiative
  • On-Line Registration for F�S services

Coillte Teotanta

(i) Does the Board use the PPS Number at present?

Yes.

(ii) For what purpose(s)?

PPS Nos are used to record training given to people who are external to Coillte (i.e. people who are not employees).

(iii) Does your Office exchange the PPS Number with any external body? If so please name the relevant bodies and state the purpose(s) of the exchange

Coillte do not exchange this number with any external bodies.

(iv) What future plans has your organisation for the use of the PPS Number?

Coillte have no plans to use the PPS No. for anything other than for the purposes of recording training.

Central Applications Office

Updated: February 2010

(i) Does your Office use the PPS Number at present?

Yes.

(ii) For what purposes(s)

CAO were approached by officials from the Department of Education and Science and asked to assist in the transfer of the PPS Number from second level records to records held by Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).

The following arrangements have been put in place:

  • The State Examinations Commission passes examination candidate records to CAO, these records now include a PPS Number.
  • CAO matches applicants with examination candidate records and verifies the match by writing to applicants.
  • CAO passes applicant records including PPS Number to the HEIs that the applicant has applied to.
  • At present, CAO has no use for the PPS Number - CAO are simply a conduit for this data.

(iii) Does your Office exchange the PPS Number with any external body? If so please name the relevant bodies and state the purpose(s) of the exchange.

Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) as explained at (ii) above.

(iv) What future plans has your Office for the use of the PPS Number?

In the future it may be possible to use the PPS Number to help CAO seek and verify examination candidate numbers.

Enterprise Ireland

(i) Does your organisation use the PPS Number at present?

Yes; Enterprise Ireland use the PPS No. at present.

(ii) For what purpose(s)?

Enterprise Ireland use the PPS No. both as a unique identifier, and as the principle means of validating Clients who are seeking funding from the Organisation.

(iii) Does your Office exchange the PPS Number with any external body? If so please name the relevant bodies and state the purpose(s) of the exchange

No, Enterprise Ireland does not exchange the PPS no. with any external body.

(iv) What future plans has your Office for the use of the PPS Number?

To continue to use the PPS No, but to be able to confirm some personal details (e.g. PPS No, name, address, date of birth) via On-Line access. This would help streamline the current manual process in place and free up resources in the Department of Social and Family Affairs.

Further Education and Training Awards Council

Updated: September 2010

(i) Does FETAC use the PPS Number at present?

Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC) uses the PPS Number.

(ii) For what purpose(s)?

The PPS Number allows FETAC to have a unique identifier for each registered learner and facilitates learners' access, transfer and progression through further education. Therefore, FETAC requests all providers of further education and training to register all learners seeking FETAC certification, using their PPS Number.

It is used for processing of pay and allowances of staff, examiners and evaluators and Professional Services Withholding Tax in respect of individuals undertaking assignments on behalf of FETAC. Also, it is used for reference on PRSI contributions and claims to the Department of Social Protection.

When surveyed by Central Statistics Office staff PPS Numbers are used for National Employment Surveys.

(iii) Does your Office exchange the PPS Number with any external body? If so please name the relevant bodies and state the purpose(s) of the exchange

FETAC exchanges PPS Number information with education and training providers who have provided FETAC with PPS Numbers.

FETAC forwards results data in respect of learners, which includes PPS Numbers, to the CAO (Central Applications Office) to facilitate learners' access, transfer and progression to higher education institutions .FETAC occasionally forwards learner results data, including PPS Numbers, directly to higher education institutions. At the request of a learner, FETAC forwards results data, which includes the learner's PPS Number, to a prospective employer.

FETAC also provides results data including PPS Numbers to the Private Security (PSA) This is to facilitate learners applying for a licence to work in the security industry. FETAC exchanges the PPS Numbers with the Revenue Commissioners and the Department of Social Protection for the purpose of tax returns and social welfare claims.

(iv) What future plans has your Office for the use of the PPS Number?

FETAC has no future plans for additional use of PPS Numbers.

General Medical Services Payments Board

(i) Does the Board use the PPS Number at present?

Yes.

(ii) For what purpose(s)?

Drugs Payment Scheme.

(iii) Does your Office exchange the PPS Number with any external body? If so please name the relevant bodies and state the purpose(s) of the exchange

Health Boards.

(iv) What future plans has your Office for the use of the PPS Number?

Unique Health Identifier.

Higher Education and Training Awards Council

Updated: March 2010

(i) Does your Office use the PPS Number at present?

The Higher Education and Training Awards Council uses the PPS number for two main purposes, viz:
Purpose 1
Payroll in respect of its own staff.
Purpose 2
Learner identification purposes, in accordance with Section 32 of the Social Welfare Act, 2000.

(ii) For what purpose(s)?

Purpose 1
Payroll purposes include the standard Revenue and Social Welfare payroll interactions;
Purpose 2
HETAC uses the PPSN in its data exchanges (personal identification data) with its providers, in accordance with Section 32 of the Social Welfare Act, 2000.

(iii) Does your Office exchange the PPS Number with any external body? If so please name the relevant bodies and state the purpose(s) of the exchange

Purpose 1
The PPSN is shared with the Revenue Commissioners and the Department of Social Welfare for the purposes of tax returns and social welfare claims respectively;
Purpose 2
The PPSN is used as part of the dataset shared with the Higher Education Authority as part of the annual First Destinations Survey. It is also exchanged as part of the dataset with higher education providers (learner registration, examinations results processing etc) who have gathered the PPSN in the first instance.

(iv) What future plans has your Office for the use of the PPS Number?

Other than specified above, there are no future plans.

Health and Social Care Professionals Council (known as Coru)

Updated: July 2010

(i) Does Council use the PPS Number at present?

No, but will use it when the registers are opened for the 12 Health and Social Care Professions, to be regulated by this new body. Our aim is that the first register will open by May 2011.

(ii) For what purpose(s)?

The Council will use the PPS number during the process of registration in order to determine that a health and social care professional is not already registered by the Council, thereby preventing duplicate records. The Council will also use a combination of surname and date of birth to ensure that a person is not recorded twice on the register. The Council's primary identifier will be the Registration Number. This number is required when persons are availing of services provided by the Council including the renewal of registration.

The Council will record the PPS number on the Professionals� specific Register of Health and Social Care Professions Council during the process of registration and will use it occasionally as one of several possible fields of information (including date of birth, employee number, address etc.) to verify the identity of a health and social care professional when he or she contacts the Council.

The Council's primary use of the PPS number is to enable the Revenue Commissioners to allow a tax credit against the registration fee on an annual basis. The tax credit would not be possible without the use of the PPS number.

(iii) Does the Health and Social Care Professionals Council exchange the PPS Number with any external body? If so, please name the relevant bodies and state the purpose(s) of the exchange.

At present, no, but it is planned that it will exchanges the PPS number of each registered professional with the Revenue Commissioners in order to facilitate a tax credit against the annual registration fee.

(iv) What future plans has the Council for the use of the PPS Number?

The Council has no extended or additional plans for the use of the PPS number beyond what it is stated above.

The Higher Education Authority (An tUdaras um Ard-Oideachas)

Updated: February 2010

(i) Does your Office use the PPS Number at present?

Yes.

(ii) For what purpose(s)?

The HEA uses the PPS No. in respect of payroll returns which are made to the Revenue Commissioners.

The HEA is required to provide F�S the PPS No. of participants of a F�S work placement scheme.

The HEA Student Records System uses the PPS No. to identify duplicates within the 3rd Level educational system as the PPS No. is vital in terms of a student identifier. The HEA do not have a direct means to actually identify an individual per se as it cannot search PPS or CAO numbers against any dataset to produce an individual name and address.

(iii) Does your Office exchange the PPS Number with any external body? If so please name the relevant bodies and state the purpose(s) of the exchange

The HEA exchanges the PPS No. with Revenue Commissioners for payroll returns.

The HEA exchanges the PPS No. with F�S only in respect of participants of a F�S work placement scheme.

(iv) What future plans has your Office for the use of the PPS Number?

None, but the Department of Social and Family Affairs will be advised of any developments in this regard.

National Cancer Registry Board

Updated: February 2010

(i) Does the Board use the PPS Number at present?

Yes, the Board makes limited use of the PPS number. It is not available for the great majority of cancer registration.

(ii) For what purpose(s)?

The PPS number is used

  1. in de-duplication of records, where this is not possible from the other identifying information available (name, address, date of birth).
  2. in confirming linkages between death certificates and cancer registrations, when other linking information is incomplete or possibly inaccurate.
  3. in confirming linkages between PCRS data and cancer registrations, when other linking information is incomplete or possibly inaccurate.

(iii) Does the Board exchange the PPS Number with any external body? If so please name the relevant bodies and state the purpose(s) of the exchange

No.

(iv) What future plans has the Board for the use of the PPS Number?

None, other than to continue with those listed above.

National Qualifications Authority of Ireland

(i) Does the Board use the PPS Number at present?

The National Qualifications Authority of Ireland does use the PPS Number at present.

(ii) For what purpose(s)?

The PPS Number is used in the processing of employee salaries on a fortnightly basis.

(iii) Does the Board exchange the PPS Number with any external body? If so please name the relevant bodies and state the purpose(s) of the exchange

The National Qualifications Authority of Ireland exchanges the PPS Number with its accountants, Crowley's DFK, for the purpose of running the employee payroll system.

(iv) What future plans has your Office for the use of the PPS Number?

The National Qualifications Authority of Ireland has no future plans for additional use of the PPS Number

Pensions Board

(i) Does the Pensions Board use the PPS Number at present?

Yes.

(ii) For what purpose(s)?

The Pensions Board uses the PPS Number in the following situations;

  1. Internally as an employer
  2. The Number is supplied to the Board with applications from Life Companies and individuals for Registration of Non-Group Schemes under the Pensions Act.
  3. Section 99 of the Pensions Acts, 1990 to 2003 requires that the Board receives annual returns from PRSA providers. Article 4 of the Personal Retirement Savings Accounts (Operational Requirements) Regulations, 2002 sets out the detailed information to be included in these returns in respect of contributors to PRSAs. This detailed information includes the individual's name and PPS Number in order to analyse the data by age, sex, geographical location etc. The Board interfaces with the Department of Social and Family Affairs Database using the PPS Number. to assist this analysis.

(iii) Does your Office exchange the PPS Number with any external body? If so please name the relevant bodies and state the purpose(s) of the exchange

The exchanges of number occur as follows;

  1. To the Revenue Commissioners and Department of Social and Family Affairs in relation to Taxes and Benefits of Employees
  2. The PPS Number, as part of the Scheme Trace Report Details, is exchanged with 'interested parties' so as they may be given the opportunity to update membership details
  3. Yes the Board exchanges the PPS Number with the Central Statistics Office to complete the process explained at (c. above). It is expected that, when the primary Social Welfare legislation is amended, the exchange of information will only be between the Department of Social and Family Affairs and the Pensions Board.

(iv) What future plans has your Office for the use of the PPS Number?

The Board has no future plans for the use of the PPS Number, other than described above for PRSAs. However, the Board is currently reviewing the role and purpose of the Occupational Pension Schemes Register. If this impacts on the use of the PPS Number, the Department of Social and Family Affairs will be advised accordingly.

Personal Injuries Assessment Board

(i) Does the Personal Injuries Assessment Board use the PPS Number at present ?

Yes.

(ii) For what purpose(s)?

To verify the identity of claimants, who make claims for personal injury compensation, so that the Board can verify the benefits paid to them and ensure their losses are correctly calculated.

(iii) Does your Office exchange the PPS Number with any external body? If so please name the relevant bodies and state the purpose(s) of the exchange

The PPS No is sent to PIAB Support in the Department of Social and Family Affairs for verification. If the PPS No provided is incorrect PIAB's Service Centre contacts the claimant to confirm the correct number.

(iv) What future plans has your Office for the use of the PPS Number?

No future plans for the use of the PPS Number.

An t�rd-Chl�raitheoir (The General Registrar)

(i) Does your Office use the PPS Number at present?

The General Register Office does not use the PPS Number at present.

(ii) For what purpose(s)?

N/A

(iii) Does your Office exchange the PPS Number with any external body? If so please name the relevant bodies and state the purpose(s) of the exchange

N/A

(iv) What future plans has your Office for the use of the PPS Number?

The new Civil Registration System provides for the capture of the PPS Number as outlined below. The power to capture the PPS Number is provided for in the Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2002 for birth and death records and will be provided for in the Civil Registration Bill for marriages.

The Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2002, will come into force by Commencement Order(s) during the latter half of 2003.

Births:

  • PPS Number of parents of child captured on child's birth record
  • PPS Number assigned to child by DSFA on receipt of birth registration record
  • PPS Number assigned to child returned to Civil Registration System to become part of child's registration record
  • Registration record (including PPS Number) shared with other agencies via REACH.

Deaths:

  • PPS Number of deceased captured as part of death registration record
  • Registration record (including PPS Number) shared with other agencies via REACH

Marriages:

  • PPS Number of both parties to the marriage captured as part of the marriage registration record.
  • Registration record (including PPS Number) shared with other agencies via REACH

Linking of life events:

  • PPS Number will be used by General Register Office to link life events in the future. No retrospective linking possible.

Teaching Council of Ireland

Updated: December 2009

(i) Does the Teaching Council of Ireland use the PPS Number at present?

Yes.

(ii) For what purposes?

The Council uses the PPS number during the process of registration in order to determine that a teacher is not already registered by the Council, thereby preventing duplicate records. The Council also uses a combination of surname and date of birth to ensure that a person is not recorded twice on the register.

The Council's primary identifier is the Teacher Registration Number. This number is required when persons are availing of services provided by the Council including the renewal of registration.

The Council records the PPS number on the Register of Teachers during the process of registration and is used occasionally by the Council as one of several possible fields of information (including date of birth, employee number, address etc.) to verify the identity a teacher when he or she contacts the Council.

The Council's primary use of the PPS number is to enable the Department of Finance to allow a tax credit against the registration fee on an annual basis. The tax credit would not be possible without the use of the PPS number.

(iii) Does the Teaching Council of Ireland exchange the PPS Number with any external body? If so, please name the relevant bodies and state the purpose(s) of the exchange.

Yes.

The Teaching Council exchanges the PPS number of each registered teacher with the Department of Finance in order to facilitate a tax credit against the annual registration fee.

(iv) What future plans has the Council for the use of the PPS Number?

The Council has no extended or additional plans for the use of the PPS number beyond what it is doing at present.

The Legal Aid Board

(i) Does the Board use the PPS Number at present?

The Legal Aid Board records the PPS number, if available, as part of the registration process.

(ii) For what purposes?

The Board performs a means test on each applicant for legal services. Cases are randomly selected for means test checks. These checks are performed by the Department of Social and Family Affairs for the Board and the PPS number is used when sending the details to Social Welfare Inspectors.

In 1997, the Board wished to use the RSI number as their reference number, but the Data Protection Commissioner advised that although they could record the number they could not use it as their reference number as it had no legal standing at that time.

(iii) Does the board exchange the PPS Number with any external body? If so, please name the relevant bodies and state the purpose(s) of the exchange

The only exchange of the number is with the Department of Social and Family Affairs as outlined above.

(iv) What future plans has the Board for the use of the PPS Number.?

The Board envisages that with the introduction of e-Government through Reach Services that the PPS will most likely be the key to all services. If in the future, the Board provide aspects of their service through Reach they will have to revisit the issue of the use of the PPS number. They have no other plans for use of the number.

The Private Residential Tenancies Board

Updated: May 2010

(i) Does the Board use the PPS Number at present?

Yes.

(ii) For what purposes?

The Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB) was established as an independent body on a statutory basis on 1st September 2004 following the enactment of the Residential Tenancies Act 2004. It has 3 main areas of activity: the operation of a national registration system for all private residential tenancies; the operation of a dispute resolution service; and the provision of information, carrying out of research and the provision of policy advice regarding the private rented sector.

The principal functions of the Board include:

  • the resolution of disputes between tenants and landlords in accordance with the provisions of Part 6 of the Residential Tenancies Act 2004;
  • the registration of particulars in respect of tenancies in accordance with the provisions of Part 7 of the Residential Tenancies Act 2004;
  • the provision to the Minister of advice concerning policy in relation to the private rented sector;
  • the development and publication of guidelines for good practice by those involved in the private rented sector;
  • the collection and provision of information relating to the private rented sector, including information concerning prevailing rent levels;
  • where the Board, considers it appropriate, the conducting of research into the private rented sector and monitoring the operation of various aspects of the private rented sector or arranging for such research and monitoring to be done;

Tenancy Registrations
Under the Residential Tenancies Act 2004, landlords are required to register tenancies with the PRTB. Section 136 of the Act specifies the particulars that are to be contained in an application for registration. They include:
S. 136 (b) The name, address for correspondence and personal public service number (if any) of the landlord, and where the application is made by his or her authorised agent, the name address for correspondence and personal public service number (if any) of the agent
S. 136 (f) The name and unless it cannot be ascertained by reasonable inquiry, of the tenant, or (as the case may be) of each of the tenants, of the dwelling

Dispute Resolution and Enforcement of Determination Orders

The dispute resolution process administered by the PRTB is quasi-judicial in nature, the PRTB having replaced the Courts in dealing with disputes between Landlords and Tenants, and the process culminates in the making of a legally binding Determination Order by the Board. Thereafter, it is often necessary for the PRTB to enforce its Determination Orders, in cases where the Board is satisfied that there has been failure to comply.

The PRTB uses PPS Numbers to obtain current contact details for parties on whom it wishes to serve correspondence (e.g. Notices of Adjudication and/or Mediation Hearings, Notifications of Tenancy Tribunals; the resulting Reports arising from these hearings and/or Tribunals, legally binding Determination Orders, enforcement letters, Notices of legal proceedings, etc.). The use of PPS Numbers in this regard is of vital assistance to the Board in enabling it to carry out its statutory duties.

(iii) Does the board exchange the PPS Number with any external body? If so, please name the relevant bodies and state the purpose(s) of the exchange

Data is exchanged with various external bodies in accordance with the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 (as amended) and other relevant legislation.

The Department of Social & Family Affairs

The Department of Social & Family Affairs (S.W.A. Section) receives an extract of the PRTB�s register of tenancies on request for the purpose of assisting them with regard to rent reviews.

The PRTB uses PPS Numbers to obtain current contact details from the Department of Social & Family Affairs for parties on whom it wishes to serve correspondence (e.g. Notices of Adjudication and/or Mediation Hearings, Notifications of Tenancy Tribunals; the resulting Reports arising from these hearings and/or Tribunals, legally binding Determination Orders, enforcement letters, Notices of legal proceedings, etc.). The use of PPS Numbers in this regard is of vital assistance to the Board in enabling it to carry out its statutory duties.
This information is exchanged in accordance with the following legislation:
Section 146 (2) and S. 146 (4) of the Residential Tenancies Act 2004
S.146 (2) The Minister for Social and Family Affairs shall, at such intervals as are specified by the Board, supply to the Board such information in his or her possession as falls within any class of information specified by the Board for the purpose of this subsection, being a class of information the supply of which to the Board is reasonably necessary for the performance by the Board of its functions.
S. 146 (4) The Board shall, at such intervals as are specified by the Minister for Social and Family Affairs, supply to that Minister of the Government such information in the possession of the Board as is reasonably necessary for the performance by that Minister of his or her functions under Chapter 11 of Part III of the Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act 1993.

The Department of Social & Family Affairs (central control section) receives an extract of the PRTB�s register of tenancies as requested under Section 261.2 of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 for the purpose of prevention and detection of fraud in social welfare payments.

Local Authorities

The PRTB supplies to local Authority�s information from its register of tenancies that is necessary for the performance of the authority�s functions in relation to the enforcement of housing standards in private rented dwellings. This information is supplied in accordance with the following legislation:

Section 146 (3) of the Residential Tenancies Act 2004
S. 146 (3) The Board shall, at such intervals as are specified by a local authority, supply to the local authority such information in the possession of the Board as falls within any class of information specified by the local authority for the purpose of this subsection, being a class of information the supply of which to the authority is reasonably necessary for the performance by the authority of its functions relating to houses, dwellings or other structures (either generally or those which have been provided by it).
The PRTB supplies to local authorities information from its register of tenancies for the purpose of the collection of the Non Principal Private Residences levy.
This information is supplied in accordance with the following legislation:
Section 11(1) and Section (2) (a) of the Local Government (Charges) Act 2009
11. (1) Notwithstanding any enactment or rule of law�
(a) a relevant person shall, upon a request from a local authority, provide the local authority with such information in the possession or control of the relevant person or its subsidiary as the local authority may reasonably require for the purpose of enabling the local authority to perform its functions under this Act, and
(2) In this section�
" relevant person " means, as the context may require�
(a) the Private Residential Tenancies Board established under section 150 of the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 ,

Revenue Commissioners

In cases where a Determination Order is not complied with, the Board is empowered under sections 9 and 126 of the Act the Residential Tenancies Act to initiate a criminal prosecution for the offence of non-compliance. In this context the following legislation facilitates the PRTB to access information concerning the present whereabouts of the non-compliant parties:
Section 126(1) of the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 & Sections 8(b), 8(d) and 8(e) of the Data Protection Act, 1988
"126. � (1) A person who fails to comply with one or more terms of a determination order is guilty of an offence."

In this regard the Disputes Enforcement section of PRTB may make enquiries to Revenue, providing the name and PPSN of the person in question, and seek a response from Revenue under sections 8(b), 8(d) and 8(e) of the Data Protection Act, 1988, which state:

"8. � Any restrictions in this Act on the disclosure of personal data do not apply if the disclosure is �
(b) required for the purpose of preventing, detecting or investigating offences, apprehending or prosecuting offenders or assessing or collecting any tax, duty or other moneys owed or payable to the State, a local authority or a health board, in any case in which the application of those restrictions would be likely to prejudice any of the matters aforesaid,
(d) required urgently to prevent injury or other damage to the health of a person or serious loss of or damage to property,
(e) required by or under any enactment or by a rule of law or order of a court,"

Information is supplied to the Revenue Commissioners in accordance with the following legislation:
Section 148 of the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 provides that:
"(1) In this section "identification number" means�
(a) in the case of an individual, the individual's personal public service number, and
(b) in the case of a company, the registered number of the company.

(2) On the request of�
(a) a landlord of a dwelling, on his or her furnishing�
(i) his or her identification number, or
(ii) his or her name and the identification number of his or her authorised agent,
or
(b) the Revenue Commissioners, on their furnishing�
(i) the identification number of a landlord of a dwelling, or
(ii) the name of a landlord of a dwelling and the identification number of his or her authorised agent, the Board shall, at such time or times as are reasonably specified in the request, furnish to the Revenue Commissioners�
(I) confirmation as to whether the landlord has registered a tenancy in respect of a dwelling, and
(II) in the event of there being one or more than one tenancy so registered, such of the particulars registered in respect of it or them as the Revenue Commissioners may require.

Section 100 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 This inserted Section 147A into the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 as follows:

"The Board shall, at such intervals as are specified by the Revenue Commissioners, disclose to the Revenue Commissioners information contained in the register the disclosure of which to the Revenue Commissioners is reasonably necessary for the performance by the Revenue Commissioners of their functions".

Central Statistics Office

Section 30 of the Central Statistics Act 1993 allows for the use of records of public authorities for statistical purposes
(1) For the purpose of assisting the Office in the exercise of its functions under this Act, the Director General may by delivery of a notice request any public authority to.
(a) allow officers of statistics at all reasonable times to have access to, inspect and take copies of or extracts from any records in its charge, and
(b) provide the Office, if any such officer so requires, with copies of extracts from any such record, and the public authority shall, subject to subsection (2) of this section, comply with any such request free of charge.
(2) Subsection (1) of this section.
(a) shall not apply to records pertaining to a Court, the Garda S�och�na, the prison administration or the Ombudsman or any of his officers;
(b) shall apply to medical records which are not publicly available only with the agreement of the Minister for Health.
(c) shall in all other cases have effect notwithstanding anything contained in any enactment other than provisions for the protection of public order or the security of the State.

(iv) What future plans has the Board for the use of the PPS Number?

As Above

Private Security Authority

Updated: April 2011

(i) Does the Private Security Authority use the PPS Number at present?

Yes

(ii) For what purpose(s)?

For recording and verifying personal details on all applications for licences both new and renewals.

(iii) Does the board exchange the PPS Number with any external body? If so, please name the relevant bodies and state the purpose(s) of the exchange

Yes

The Department of Social Protection and the Office of the Revenue Commissioners to ensure compliance with Social Welfare and Revenue Legislation.

(iv) What future plans has the Private Security Authority for the use of the PPS Number.?

None

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