171. Use of technical information by Crown contractors.

For the purposes of any contract or order for the production1 of defence materials2, any person authorised by a competent authority3 may make use of technical information4 of certain kinds5 and supply articles produced with the aid of such information discharged from any restrictions6 imposed by, or obligation to make payments under, agreements with third persons whenever made7.

An authorisation for these purposes8 must be in writing, and must specify the defence materials to which it relates and the restrictions and obligations relieved by it