Comhairle Act 2000

Disclosure of information.

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18.—(1) Save as otherwise provided by law, a person shall not, without the consent of the Board, disclose confidential information obtained by him or her while performing, or as a result of having performed, duties as a member of the Board, a member of staff of the Board, (including the Chief Executive), a member of a committee or a consultant or adviser to the Board.

(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not execeeding £1,500.

(3) Nothing in subsection (1) shall prohibit the disclosure of information by means of a report made—

( a) to the Board, or

( b) by or on behalf of the Board to the Minister.

(4) In this section “confidential information” includes information that is expressed by the Board or a committee of the Board, as the case may be, to be confidential either as regards particular information or as regards information of a particular class or description.

Annotations:

Modifications (not altering text):

C11

Person holding record under section excluded from requirement to refuse an FOI request (14.10.2014) by Freedom of Information Act 2014 (30/2014), s. 41(1)(a) and sch. 3 part 1, commenced on enactment. This section is listed in sch. 3 part 1.

Enactments relating to non-disclosure of records

41.— (1) A head shall refuse to grant an FOI request if—

(a) the disclosure of the record concerned is prohibited by law of the European Union or any enactment (other than a provision specified in column (3) of Part 1 or 2 of Schedule 3 of an enactment specified in that Schedule), or

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SCHEDULE 3

Enactments Excluded from Application of Section 41

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Part 1

Statutes

Number and Year

(1)

Short Title

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Provision

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No. 1 of 2000

Comhairle Act 2000

Section 18.

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Editorial Notes:

E9

Previous affecting provision: head holding record under section excluded from requirement to refuse an FOI request by Freedom of Information Act 1997 (13/1997), s. 32 and sch. 3, as amended (24.03.2006) by Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (5/2006), s. 46, commenced on enactment; repealed (14.10.2014) by Freedom of Information Act 2014 (30/2014), s. 5 and sch. 4 part 1, commenced as per s. 1(2).