Provision of information to the Council
52.—(1) The Council may direct—
(a)the Authority; or
(b)a company holding an appointment under Chapter I,
to supply to it, in such form as it may reasonably specify, such information specified or described in the direction as it may require for the purpose of exercising its functions under this Chapter.
(2) A body to which a direction under this Article is given shall comply with it as soon as reasonably practicable.
(3) Before giving a direction under this Article and in specifying the form in which any information is to be supplied, the Council shall have regard to the desirability of minimising the costs, or any other detriment, to the body to which the direction is given.
(4) If the Authority fails to comply with the direction under this Article it shall, if so required by the Council, give notice to the Council of the reasons for its failure.
(5) Subject to Article 57, the Council may publish a notice given to it under paragraph (4).