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[F2(1)Subsection (2) applies if—
(a)[F3DBS] knows or thinks that a person (A) appears on a relevant register, and
(i)A is included in a barred list, or
(ii)[F3DBS] is aware that A is subject to a relevant disqualification.
(a)notify the keeper of the register of the circumstances mentioned in subsection (1)(b)(i) or (as the case may be) (ii), and
(i)to be relevant to the exercise of any function of the keeper, and
(ii)otherwise appropriate to provide.
( 3 )Subsection (4) applies if the keeper of a relevant register applies to [F3DBS] to ascertain in relation to a person (A) whether—
(a)A is included in a barred list, or
(b)[F3DBS] is aware that A is subject to a relevant disqualification.
( 4 )[F3DBS] must notify the keeper of the register as to whether the circumstances are as mentioned in subsection (3)(a) or (as the case may be) (b).
(5A)Subsection (5B) applies if—
(a)a keeper of a register has applied to [F4DBS] to be notified in relation to a person (A) if—
(i)A is included in a barred list, or
(ii)[F4DBS] is aware that A is subject to a relevant disqualification, and
(b)the application has not been withdrawn.
(5B)[F4DBS] must notify the keeper of the register if the circumstances are, or become, as mentioned in subsection (5A)(a)(i) or (as the case may be) (ii).
(5C)For the purposes of subsection (5A)(b) an application is withdrawn if—
(a)the keeper of the register notifies [F5DBS] that the keeper no longer wishes to be notified if the circumstances are, or become, as mentioned in subsection (5A)(a)(i) or (as the case may be) (ii) in relation to A, or
(b)[F5DBS] cancels the application on either of the following grounds—
(i)that the keeper has not answered, within such reasonable period as was required by [F5DBS] , a request from [F4DBS] as to whether the keeper still wishes to be notified if the circumstances are, or become, as mentioned in subsection (5A)(a)(i) or (as the case may be) (ii), or
(ii)that A neither appears in the register nor is being considered for inclusion in the register.
(5D)A keeper of a relevant register may apply for information under this section, or to be notified under this section, in relation to a person (A) only if—
(a)A appears in the register, or
(b)A is being considered for inclusion in the register.
(5F)[F7DBS] may determine the form, manner and contents of an application for the purposes of this section.
(5G)In this section relevant information is information—
(i)relates to the protection of children or vulnerable adults in general, or of any child or vulnerable adult in particular, and
(ii)is relevant to the exercise of any function of the keeper of the register, but
(b)which is not—
(i)information that the circumstances are as mentioned in subsection (1)(b)(i) or (ii) in relation to a person,
(ii)any information provided under subsection (2)(b), or
(iii)information falling within paragraph 19(5) of Schedule 3.
(5H)The Secretary of State may by order amend subsection (5G).]
( 6 )In this section—
(a) a relevant register is a register appearing in column 1 F8 ... of the table in section 41(7), and
(b)in relation to a relevant register, the keeper of the register is the corresponding person appearing in column 2 of the table.
( 7 )A person is subject to a relevant disqualification if he is included in a list maintained under the law of Scotland or Northern Ireland which the Secretary of State specifies by order as corresponding to a barred list.
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