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15(1)A person who is or has been employed at a contracted-out secure college (whether as a secure college custody officer or otherwise) commits an offence if the person discloses information—E+W

(a)which the person acquired in the course of the employment, and

(b)which relates to a particular person detained in youth detention accommodation.

(2)It is not an offence under this paragraph for a person to disclose information—

(a)in the course of the person's duty, or

(b)when authorised to do so by the Secretary of State.

(3)A person who commits an offence under this paragraph is liable—

(a)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or a fine (or both), and

(b)on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or a fine (or both).

(4)In relation to an offence committed before section 154(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 comes into force, the reference in sub-paragraph (3)(b) to 12 months is to be read as a reference to 6 months.

(5)In relation to an offence committed before section 85 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 comes into force, the reference in sub-paragraph (3)(b) to a fine is to be read as a reference to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum.

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I1Sch. 10 para. 15 in force at 20.3.2015 by S.I. 2015/778, art. 2(1)(d)

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