347. Restrictions on disclosure of information.

Subject to the following exceptions, no relevant information1 may be disclosed without the consent of the person by whom it was furnished2. The exceptions are:


    (1)     disclosure of information to the Health and Safety Executive3, the Environment Agency4, the Office for Nuclear Regulation, the Natural Resources Body for Wales5, a government department6 or any enforcing authority7;


    (2)     without prejudice to head (1) above, disclosure by the recipient8 of information to any person for the purpose of any function conferred on the recipient by or under any of the relevant statutory provisions9;


    (3)     without prejudice to head (1) above, disclosure