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(1)No information relating to a particular body or other person and obtained by the Commission or an auditor, or by a person acting on behalf of the Commission or an auditor, pursuant to any provision of this Act [F1or of Part I of the Local Government Act 1999] or in the course of any audit or study under any such provision shall be disclosed except—
(a)with the consent of the body or person to whom the information relates;
(b)for the purposes of any functions of the Commission or an auditor under this Act [F2or under Part I of the 1999 Act];
(c)in the case of a health service body, for those purposes or for the purposes of the functions of the Secretary of State and the Comptroller and Auditor General under the M1National Health Service Act 1977;
(d)for the purposes of the functions of the Secretary of State relating to social security;
[F3(dd)to the Mayor of London, where the information relates to the Greater London Authority or a functional body;]
[F4(dd)for the purposes of the functions of an ethical standards officer or a Local Commissioner in Wales under Part III of the Local Government Act 2000]
(e)in accordance with section 37(6) or 41(4); or
(f)for the purposes of any criminal proceedings.
(2)References in subsection (1) to studies and to functions of the Commission do not include studies or functions under section 36.
(3)A person who discloses information in contravention of subsection (1) is guilty of an offence and liable—
(a)on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or to both; or
(b)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to a fine or to both.
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