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(1)The Secretary of State may, without the individual's consent, provide a person with information recorded in an individual's entry in the Register if—
(a)the provision of the information is authorised by this section; and
(b)there is compliance with any requirements imposed by or under section 21 in relation to the provision of the information.
(2)The provision to a person of information not falling within paragraph 9 of Schedule 1 is authorised by this section (so far as it is not otherwise authorised by section 17) if the information is provided for any of the purposes specified in section 17(2)(a) to (d) of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (c. 24) (criminal proceedings and investigations).
(3)Section 18 of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (restriction on disclosure of information for overseas purposes) shall have effect in relation to the provision to a person of information by virtue of subsection (2) as it applies in relation to a disclosure of information in exercise of a power to which section 17 of that Act applies.
(4)The provision of information falling within paragraph 9 of Schedule 1 is authorised by this section if it is provided—
(a)to a person to whom information may be provided by virtue of any of subsections (3) to (5) of section 17 or is made as mentioned in subsection (2) of this section; and
(b)for purposes connected with the prevention or detection of serious crime.
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