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27.—(1) The Secretary of State may make any particulars contained in the register available for use—
(a)by a local authority for any purpose connected with the investigation of an offence or of a decriminalised parking contravention;
(b)by a chief officer of police;
(c)by a member of the Police Service of Northern Ireland;
(d)by an officer of Customs and Excise in Northern Ireland; or
(e)by any person who can show to the satisfaction of the Secretary of State that he has reasonable cause for wanting the particulars to be made available to him.
(2) Particulars may be provided to such a person as is mentioned in paragraph (1)(e) on payment of such fee, if any, of such amount as appears to the Secretary of State reasonable in the circumstances of the case.
(3) In this regulation—
(a)“a decriminalised parking contravention” means any act or omission which would have been an offence but for any of the following provisions of the Road Traffic Act 1991, that is to say—
(i)section 65 (contravention of certain orders relating to parking places in London not to be a criminal offence);
(ii)section 76(3) (provisions creating certain stationary vehicle offences to cease to apply in special parking areas in London);
(iii)paragraph 1(4) of Schedule 3 (contravention of certain orders relating to parking places outside London not to be a criminal offence); and
(iv)paragraph 2(4) of Schedule 3 (provisions creating certain stationary vehicle offences to cease to apply in special parking areas outside London); and
(b)“an officer of Customs and Excise” means an officer as defined in section 1(1) of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979(1) and includes any person engaged as mentioned in section 8(2) of that Act.
28. The Secretary of State may sell information derived from particulars contained in the register—
(a)to such persons as the Secretary of State thinks fit;
(b)for such price and on such other terms, and subject to such restrictions, as the Secretary of State thinks fit,
if the information does not identify any person or contain anything enabling any person to be identified.
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