146. Power to direct responders to disclose information in matters of urgency.

146.     Power to direct responders to disclose information in matters of urgency.

Where there is an urgent need for a general category 1 or category 2 responder1 to be required or permitted to disclose information on request to another person or body2 but there is insufficient time for the necessary regulations to be made3, a Minister of the Crown may by written4 direction make provision of a kind that could be made by such regulations5. The minister must as soon as is reasonably practicable revoke such a direction and may re-enact, if