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Inspection of transferred costing records by members of Parliament

    (1)     This section applies to a record—

        (a)     that relates to a policy costing request made by a member of Parliament; and

        (b)     that the member of Parliament either provided to or received from the Parliamentary Budget Officer; and

        (c)     that was transferred to the Public Record Office under section 30.

    (2)     Any of the following persons may request that the Parliamentary Budget Officer provide, or permit the inspection of, a copy of the record—

        (a)     the member of Parliament who made the policy costing request to which the record relates;

        (b)     if the policy costing request was made by a member of Parliament who, at that time, was the recognised parliamentary leader of a registered political party, a subsequent parliamentary leader of that party;

        (c)     if the policy costing request was made by a member of Parliament who was a member of a registered political party that did not have a recognised parliamentary leader at the time of the request, any other member of Parliament who is a member of that registered political party.

    (3)     On receiving a request under subsection (2), the Parliamentary Budget Officer must—

        (a)     obtain a copy of the record in accordance with section 33; and

        (b)     comply with the request.

    (4)     This section applies despite anything to the contrary in section 32 or in the Public Records Act 1973 .

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