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Energy Act 2008

Section 63: Co-operation with other public bodies

294.This section allows the Secretary of State to require certain public bodies (the Health and Safety Executive, the Environment Agency and the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland) to assist him in discharging his duties under this Chapter of the Act.

295.Subsections (3) and (4) allow the Secretary of State and the relevant public bodies to share information which relates to a person listed in subsection (5) with each other, if any of them consider that the information they hold is relevant to a function of either the Secretary of State under this Chapter or to a function of the relevant public bodies in relation to a programme.

296.Subsection (6) provides that disclosure under this section may not be prevented by any other restrictions on the disclosure of such information by the persons concerned.

297.Subsection (7) provides that references to a site operator in this section also refer to the person who has applied for a nuclear site licence but where the application has not yet been determined.

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