New clause 16 - Part 2: Supply of information by Secretary of State etc.

Sexual Offences Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee am 5:45 pm ar 14 Hydref 2003.

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'(1) A report compiled under section [Part 2: supply of information to Secretary of State etc. for verification] may be supplied by—

(a) the Secretary of State,

(b) a Northern Ireland Department, or

(c) a person within section [Part 2: supply of information to Secretary of State etc. for verification](2)(c),

to a person within subsection (2).

(2) The persons are—

(a) a chief officer of police (in Scotland, a chief constable),

(b) the Director General of the National Criminal Intelligence Service,

(c) the Director General of the National Crime Squad.

(3) Such a report may contain any information held—

(a) by the Secretary of State or a Northern Ireland Department in connection with the exercise of a relevant function, or

(b) by a person within section [Part 2: supply of information to Secretary of State etc. for verification](2)(c) in connection with the provision of services referred to there.

(4) Where such a report contains information within subsection (3), the person within subsection (2) to whom it is supplied—

(a) may retain the information, whether or not used for the purposes of the prevention, detection, investigation or prosecution of an offence under this Part, and

(b) may use the information for any purpose related to the prevention, detection, investigation or prosecution of offences (whether or not under this Part), but for no other purpose.

(5) Subsections (5) to (8) of section [Part 2: supply of information to Secretary of State etc. for verification] apply in relation to this section as they apply in relation to section [Part 2: supply of information to Secretary of State etc. for verification].'.—[Paul Goggins.]

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.