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(1)The Registrar General may supply information to which this section applies—
(a)to the Secretary of State, or
(b)to the Welsh Ministers,
for research purposes.
(2)Information supplied under subsection (1) to the Secretary of State or the Welsh Ministers may be disclosed by them—
(a)to any other person if the disclosure is for research purposes; and
(b)to a Local Safeguarding Children Board for the purposes of its functions.
(3)This section applies to any information that—
(a)is kept by the Registrar General under any provision made by or under an enactment; and
(b)relates to a deceased person who was or may have been under the age of 18 at the time of death.
(4)“For research purposes” means for the purposes of any research that is being or may be conducted or assisted under section 83(1) of the 1989 Act.
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