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Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013

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92Exemptions from section 91

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(1)Section 91 does not prevent a disclosure of confidential information which—

(a)is made for the purpose of facilitating the carrying out of a public function, and

(b)is permitted by regulations made by the Treasury under this section.

(2)For the purposes of this section “public functions” includes—

(a)functions conferred by or in accordance with any provision contained in any enactment;

(b)functions conferred by or in accordance with any provision contained in the EU Treaties or any EU instrument;

(c)similar functions conferred on persons by or under provisions having effect as part of the law of a country or territory outside the United Kingdom;

(d)functions exercisable in relation to specified disciplinary proceedings.

(3)Regulations under this section may, in particular, make provision permitting the disclosure of confidential information or of confidential information of a specified kind—

(a)by specified recipients, or recipients of a specified description, to any person for the purpose of enabling or assisting the recipient to discharge specified public functions;

(b)by specified recipients, or recipients of a specified description, to specified persons, or persons of specified descriptions, for the purpose of enabling or assisting those persons to discharge specified public functions;

(c)by the Payment Systems Regulator to the Treasury for any purpose;

(d)by any recipient if the disclosure is with a view to or in connection with specified proceedings.

(4)Regulations under this section may also include provision—

(a)making any permission to disclose confidential information subject to conditions (which may relate to the obtaining of consents or any other matter);

(b)restricting the uses to which confidential information disclosed under the regulations may be put.

(5)In relation to confidential information, each of the following is a “recipient”—

(a)a primary recipient;

(b)a person obtaining the information directly or indirectly from a primary recipient.

(6)In this section—

  • “confidential information” and “primary recipient” have the same meaning as in section 91;

  • “specified” means specified in regulations.

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