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The Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 2007

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Access to driver licensing information

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36.  After Article 19H of the Order of 1981 insert–

Access to driver licensing information

19I.(1) The Department may make any information held by it for the purposes of this Part available to–

(a)constables,

(b)police support staff,

(c)members of a police force in Great Britain,

(d)persons employed by a police authority under section 15(1) of the Police Act 1996 who are under the direction and control of the chief officer of police of the police force maintained by that authority,

(d)persons employed by a police authority under section 9(1) of the Police (Scotland) Act 1967 who are under the direction and control of the chief constable of the police force maintained for the authority’s area,

(e)persons employed by the British Transport Police Authority under section 27(1) of the Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003 who are under the direction and control of the Chief Constable of the British Transport Police,

(f)members of the staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency,

(g)such other persons as may be prescribed.

(2) In respect of any information made available under paragraph (1) the Department may by regulations–

(a)determine the purposes for which persons may be given access to the information,

(b)determine the circumstances in which any of the information to which those persons have been given access may be further disclosed by them.

(3) In this Article–

“information” means information held in any form;

“a police force in Great Britain” has the same meaning as in section 73(4) of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1998 (c. 32)..

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