HC Deb 04 April 1989 vol 150 c35

Amendments made: No. 36, in page 164, line 15 at end insert 'or to any information exclusively of a statistical nature'.—

No. 41, in page 164, line 21, at end insert— '(6) Subject to subsection (7) below, nothing in this section shall preclude the disclosure of information—

  1. (a) if the disclosure is of information relating to a matter connected with the carrying out of the functions of a water undertaker or sewage undertaker and is made by one Minister of the Crown or government department to another; or
  2. (b) if the disclosure is for the purpose of enabling or assisting any public or other authority for the time being designated for the purposes of this section by an order made by the Secretary of State to discharge any functions which are specified in the order.

(7) The power to make an order under subsection (6) above shall be exercisable by statutory instrument subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament; and where such an order designates an authority for the purposes of paragraph (b) of that subsection, the order may—

  1. (a) impose conditions subject to which the disclosure of information is permitted by virtue of that paragraph; and
  2. (b) otherwise restrict the circumstances in which disclosure is so permitted.'—[Mr. Moynihan.]

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