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Finance Act 2002

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17Disclosure of information for vehicle excise duty exemptions

In the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 (c. 22), after section 22 insert—

22ZANil licences for vehicles for disabled persons: information

(1)This section applies to information that—

(a)is held for the purposes of functions relating to social security or war pensions—

(i)by the Secretary of State, or

(ii)by a person providing services to the Secretary of State, in connection with the provision of those services, and

(b)is of a description prescribed by regulations made by the Secretary of State.

(2)Information to which this section applies may, if the consent condition is satisfied, be supplied—

(a)to the Secretary of State, or

(b)to a person providing services to the Secretary of State,

for use for the purposes of relevant nil licence functions.

(3)The “consent condition”, in relation to any information, is that—

(a)if the information was provided by a person other than the person to whom the information relates, the person who provided the information, or

(b)in any other case, the person to whom the information relates,

has consented to the supply of the information and has not withdrawn that consent.

(4)Information supplied under subsection (2) shall not—

(a)be supplied by the recipient to any other person unless—

(i)it could be supplied to that person under subsection (2), or

(ii)it is supplied for the purposes of any civil or criminal proceedings relating to this Act;

(b)be used otherwise than for the purposes of relevant nil licence functions or any such proceedings.

(5)In this section “relevant nil licence functions” means functions relating to applications for, and the issue of, nil licences in respect of vehicles that are exempt vehicles under—

(a)paragraph 19 of Schedule 2, or

(b)paragraph 7 of Schedule 4..

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