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Agricultural Marketing Act 1958

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47Restrictions on disclosing certain information obtained under Act

(1)No information with respect to any particular undertaking (other than the undertaking of a board) shall, without the consent of the owner of that undertaking, be included in any report laid before Parliament in pursuance of this Act or in any recommendations of an Agricultural Marketing Reorganisation Commission published in pursuance of this Act.

(2)No information obtained by any person in the exercise of any power conferred on him by or under the provisions of this Act relating to polls, or in the exercise of any power conferred by or under Part I of this Act, or Part III thereof, on any board, consumers' committee, committee of investigation or Agricultural Marketing Reorganisation Commission, shall be disclosed by him:

Provided that nothing in this subsection shall restrict the disclosure of information—

(a)made by a board in compliance with a requirement of the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food or the Secretary of State under section seventy-two of the Diseases of Animals Act, 1950 ;

(b)made for the purposes of legal proceedings (including arbitrations) under this Act or any scheme, or for the purpose of any report of such proceedings ;

(c)if, and in so far as, the disclosure is required or authorised by this Act or any scheme.

(3)Any person who discloses any information in contravention of the last foregoing subsection shall be liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds, or to both such imprisonment and such fine, or on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or to a fine not exceeding one hundred pounds, or to both such imprisonment and such fine.

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