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Victims of Mentally Disordered Offenders Information (Northern Ireland) Scheme 2008

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7.  The following circumstances are specified for the purposes of section 68(8)(c) of the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 (circumstances in which the Secretary of State is not required to make information available under the scheme). The circumstances are that —

(a)it appears to the Secretary of State that to make the information available under this scheme—

(i)would be punishable as a contempt of court;

(ii)would be contrary to any enactment; or

(iii)would constitute an unwarranted interference with the rights of the relevant mentally disordered offender;

(b)the actual victim of the offence is not a natural person; or

(c)the Secretary of State has received an application for information under this scheme from a person acting instead of the actual victim under Article 3 and the Secretary of State has accepted that application, and a subsequent application is made under Article 3 in relation to the same actual victim.

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