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[F1Data matchingN.I.

F1Arts. 4A-4H and preceding cross-heading inserted (1.3.2008 for preceding cross-heading and Art. 4G(1)(3)(4) otherwise 6.4.2008) by Serious Crime Act 2007 (c. 27), ss. 73, 94(1), Sch. 7 para. 6; S.I. 2008/219, art. 3(j); S.I. 2008/755, art. 16(a)

Code of data matching practiceN.I.

4G(1) The Comptroller and Auditor General must prepare, and keep under review, a code of practice with respect to data matching exercises.

(2) Regard must be had to the code in conducting and participating in any such exercise.

(3) Before preparing or altering the code, the Comptroller and Auditor General must consult the bodies mentioned in Article 4B(2), the Information Commissioner and such other bodies or persons as he thinks fit.

(4) The Comptroller and Auditor General must—

(a)send a copy of the code, and of any alterations made to the code, to the Department and the Department must lay the copy before the Assembly; and

(b)from time to time publish the code as for the time being in force.]