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5.—(1) The Treasury may disclose any information obtained by them pursuant to these Regulations—
(a)to a police officer;
(b)to any person holding or acting in any office under or in the service of—
(i)the Crown in right of the Government of the United Kingdom,
(ii)the Crown in right of the Scottish Administration, the Northern Ireland Administration or the Welsh Assembly Government,
(iii)the States of Jersey, Guernsey or Alderney or the Chief Pleas of Sark,
(iv)the Government of the Isle of Man, or
(v)the Government of any British overseas territory;
(c)to any law officer of the Crown for Jersey, Guernsey or the Isle of Man;
(d)to the Legal Services Commission, the Scottish Legal Aid Board or the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission;
(e)to the Financial Services Authority, the Jersey Financial Services Commission, the Guernsey Financial Services Commission, the Isle of Man Insurance and Pensions Authority or the Isle of Man Financial Supervision Commission;
(f)for the purpose of giving assistance or co-operation, pursuant to the Council Regulation, to the Council of the European Union, the European Commission or the Government of a Member State;
(g)with a view to instituting, or otherwise for the purposes of, any proceedings—
(i)in the United Kingdom, for an offence under these Regulations, or
(ii)in any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or any British overseas territory, for an offence under a similar provision in any such jurisdiction; or
(h)with the consent of a person who, in their own right, is entitled to the information or to possession of the document, copy or extract, to any third party.
(2) In sub-paragraph (1)(h) “in their own right” means not merely in the capacity as a servant or agent of another person.
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