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Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Section 339: Form and manner of disclosures

495.This section provides an order making power that enables the Secretary of State to prescribe the form and manner in which a disclosure must be made under sections 330, 331, 332 and 338.

496.The prescribed form may include a request to the person making the disclosure to provide additional information in support of the disclosure/suspicious transaction report. The information requested, by virtue of subsection (3) must be information that would be necessary to enable the authorities to decide whether to start a money laundering investigation. Additionally, by virtue of subsection (4) any information supplied is given immunity from any restriction on the disclosure of information such as confidentiality clauses in contracts and the law of confidence. It is important to note that no offence is committed if the person making the disclosure does not supply the additional information.

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