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Immigration Act 2014

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5(1)A registration official may—

(a)disclose any information held by the registration official, or

(b)supply any document held by the registration official,

to an eligible person, or to another registration official in England and Wales, for use for crime-fighting purposes.

(2)Information is disclosed, or a document is supplied, for use for crime-fighting purposes if condition A and condition B are met.

(3)Condition A is met if the registration official disclosing the information or supplying the document has reasonable grounds for suspecting that a criminal offence has been, is being, or is going to be committed.

(4)Condition B is met if the registration official discloses the information or supplies the document for use for one or both of these purposes—

(a)assisting in the verification of information supplied to that or any other registration official;

(b)assisting in the prevention, detection, investigation or prosecution of a criminal offence.

(5)In this section “eligible person” means—

(a)the Secretary of State;

(b)the Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs;

(c)a member of a police force operating in England and Wales or any part of it;

(d)a county council, a district council or a county borough council;

(e)the Greater London Authority, a London borough council or the Common Council of the City of London.

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