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Energy Act 2016

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63Disclosure by OGA to certain persons
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(1)Section 61 does not prohibit a disclosure of protected material by the OGA which—

(a)is made to a person mentioned in column 1 of the table below,

(b)is made for the purpose of facilitating the carrying out of that person’s functions, and

(c)is a disclosure of information obtained by the OGA under a Chapter mentioned in the corresponding entry of column 2 of the table.

Column 1Column 2
A Minister of the CrownChapters 2 to 5
Her Majesty’s Revenue and CustomsChapters 2 to 4
The Competition and Markets AuthorityChapters 2 to 5
The Scottish MinistersChapter 3
The Welsh MinistersChapter 3
A Northern Ireland DepartmentChapter 3
The Coal AuthorityChapter 3
The Office for Budget ResponsibilityChapter 3
An enforcing authorityChapters 2 to 5
The competent authority under article 8 of the Offshore Safety DirectiveChapters 2 to 5
The Statistics BoardChapters 2 to 5

(2)In the table—

  • “enforcing authority” has the same meaning as in Part 1 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (see section 18(7)(a) of that Act);

  • “Minister of the Crown” has the same meaning as in the Ministers of the Crown Act 1975;

  • “Offshore Safety Directive” means Directive 2013/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 June 2013 on safety of offshore oil and gas operations.

(3)Section 61 does not prohibit a disclosure of protected material by the OGA which—

(a)is a disclosure of protected material obtained by it under Chapter 3 (information and samples),

(b)is made to the Natural Environment Research Council, or any other similar body carrying on geological activities, and

(c)is made for the purpose of enabling the body to prepare and publish reports and surveys of a general nature using information derived from the protected material.

(4)A person to whom protected material is disclosed by virtue of subsection (1) or (3) may use the protected material only for the purpose mentioned in subsection (1)(b) or (3)(c) (as the case may be).

(5)Section 61 does not prohibit such a person from disclosing the protected material so far as necessary for that purpose.

(6)The Secretary of State may by regulations amend the table in subsection (1)—

(a)to remove a person from column 1,

(b)to add to column 1 a person to whom subsection (7) applies, or

(c)to add, remove or change entries in column 2.

(7)This subsection applies to—

(a)persons holding office under the Crown;

(b)persons in the service or employment of the Crown;

(c)persons acting on behalf of the Crown;

(d)government departments;

(e)publicly owned companies as defined in section 6 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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