Weights and Measures Act 1985

64 Disclosure of information.E+W+S

(1)If a person discloses information which—

(a)relates to a trade secret or secret manufacturing process, and

(b)was obtained by him by virtue of this Part of this Act when he was—

(i). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F1

(ii). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F1

(iii)an inspector,

(iv)a person who accompanied an inspector by virtue of paragraph 3(1)

of Schedule 8 to this Act, or

(v)a person appointed by the Secretary of State in pursuance of section 59(4)(b)(iii) above,

he shall be guilty of an offence unless the disclosure was made in the performance of his duty as a member, inspector or other person mentioned in paragraph (b) above, or, in the case of an inspector, was made [F2to the Secretary of State in consequence of a request by him.]

(2)For the purposes of subsection (1) above information disclosing the identity of the packer of a package or the identity of the person who arranged with the packer of a package for the package to be made up shall be treated as a trade secret unless the information has previously been disclosed in a manner which made it available to the public.

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