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82. (1) Subject to paragraph (2), information of any description may be disclosed by—
(a)the Secretary of State;
(b)an appropriate authority; or
(c)an enforcement authority,
to any person for the purpose of facilitating the carrying out by the Secretary of State, that appropriate authority or that enforcement authority of any of their functions under these Regulations.
(2) Nothing in paragraph (1) authorises a disclosure of information which contravenes any express restriction on disclosure imposed by an enactment passed or any other instrument made in the United Kingdom, or in any part of the United Kingdom (ignoring any restriction which allows disclosure if authorised by an enactment or instrument).
(3) Information which—
(a)is information which relates to a trade secret of any person; or
(b)otherwise is or might be commercially confidential in relation to any person,
and which is disclosed to a person under or by virtue of paragraph (1) may not be disclosed by that person to any other person otherwise than in accordance with the provisions of this regulation or the law of, or of any part of, the United Kingdom, which authorises or requires such disclosure.
(4) Any authorisation under or by virtue of paragraph (1) of the disclosure of information by or to any person must also be taken to authorise the disclosure of that information by or to any officer of that person who is authorised to make the disclosure or to receive the information.
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