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Data Protection Act 1984

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17Disclosure of information

(1)No enactment or rule of law prohibiting or restricting the disclosure of information shall preclude a person from furnishing the Registrar or the Tribunal with any information necessary for the discharge of their functions under this Act.

(2)For the purposes of section 2 of the Official Secrets Act 1911 (wrongful communication of information)—

(a)the Registrar and his officers and servants ;

(b)the members of the Tribunal; and

(c)any officers or servants of the Tribunal who are not in the service of the Crown,

shall be deemed to hold office under Her Majesty.

(3)The said section 2 shall not be construed as precluding the disclosure of information by any person mentioned in subsection (2)(a) or (b) above or by any officer or servant of the Tribunal where the disclosure is made for the purpose of discharging his duties under this Act or for the purpose of proceedings under or arising out of this Act, including proceedings before the Tribunal.

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