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Defence Reform Act 2014

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Disclosure between the parties etc

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2(1)The obligation does not prevent or penalise the disclosure of relevant information—

(a)between the Secretary of State or an authorised officer of the Secretary of State and a contractor or an employee of or service provider to a contractor,

(b)between a contractor and an employee of or service provider to the contractor, between one such employee and another, between one such service provider and another or between one such employee and one such service provider, or

(c)between a contractor or an employee of or service provider to the contractor and another contractor or an employee of or service provider to the other contractor,

if the disclosure is necessary or expedient for the purposes of arrangements mentioned in section 1.

(2)The obligation does not prevent or penalise the disclosure of relevant information—

(a)by a former contractor or an employee of or service provider to a former contractor to the Secretary of State or an authorised officer of the Secretary of State,

(b)by a former contractor or an employee of or service provider to a former contractor to a contractor or an employee of or service provider to a contractor, or

(c)between a former contractor and an employee of or service provider to the former contractor, between one such employee and another, between one such service provider and another or between one such employee and one such service provider,

if the disclosure is necessary or expedient for the purposes of arrangements mentioned in section 1.

(3)The obligation does not prevent or penalise the use of relevant information disclosed to a contractor or an employee of or service provider to a contractor under this paragraph if—

(a)the information is used by the contractor or the employee or service provider for any purpose for which the Secretary of State could have used the information, and

(b)the use of the information is necessary or expedient for the purposes of arrangements mentioned in section 1.

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