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Fire (Scotland) Act 2005

Section 32 – Use of commercially sensitive information

51.Section 32 replicates the provisions of the 1947 Act which made it an offence for any person to make use of or disclose any commercially sensitive information which they obtain in the course of exercising their powers under sections 25, 26, 27 or 29. A person is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 4 or to 3 months’ imprisonment.

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