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Access to Register

42. (1) A person may, on payment of the determined fee, apply to the Registrar-General for—

        (a)     access to the Register; or

        (b)     the provision from the Register of information specified in the application.

(2) The Registrar-General may, if satisfied that—

        (a)     the applicant has an adequate reason for wanting access or the information; and

        (b)     the policies set out in the statement under section 46 are satisfied;

allow to the applicant access to the Register or provide the applicant with such of the required information as is available, as the case requires, subject to—

        (c)     such conditions as are specified in the statement under section 46; and

        (d)     such further conditions as may be reasonably required in order to protect the privacy of any person to whom an entry in the Register relates.

(3) In deciding, for the purposes of paragraph (2) (a), whether an applicant has an adequate reason, the Registrar-General shall have regard to—

        (a)     the nature of the applicant's interest;

        (b)     the sensitivity of the information to be accessed or provided;

        (c)     the use to be made of that information; and

        (d)     any other relevant factor.

(4) In this section, a reference to information shall be read as not including such information as may be applied for under section 43.

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