• PART 2 PART 2 DISCLOSURE OF PROTECTED INFORMATION

    • 4. Permitted disclosure by the Registrar to specified public authorities

      (1) The Registrar may disclose protected information to a specified public authority where the conditions specified in paragraphs 2 and 3 of Schedule 2 are satisfied.
      (2) In addition to the requirements of Schedule 2, a specified public authority shall deliver to the Registrar such information or evidence as it may direct for the purpose of enabling the Registrar to determine in accordance with these Rules whether to disclose protected information.
      (3) The Registrar may require such information or evidence to be verified in such manner as he may direct.
      (4) The specified public authority must inform the Registrar immediately of any change in respect of any statement delivered to the Registrar pursuant to Schedule 2 or information or evidence provided for the purpose of enabling the Registrar to determine whether to disclose protected information.
      (5) The public authorities specified for the purposes of section 229(2) are set out in Schedule 1 to these Rules.

    • 5. Permitted disclosure by the Registrar to credit reference agencies

      (1) Subject to Rule 4, the Registrar may disclose protected information to a credit reference agency where the conditions specified in paragraphs 1.5 to 1.9 of Schedule 2 are satisfied.
      (2) The Registrar may rely on a statement delivered to him by a credit reference agency under paragraph 1.8 of Schedule 2 as sufficient evidence of the matters stated in it.
      (3) Notwithstanding paragraph (2), a credit reference agency shall deliver to the Registrar such information or evidence in addition to the statement required by paragraph 1.8 of Schedule 2 as he may direct for the purpose of enabling him to determine in accordance with these Rules whether to disclose protected information.
      (4) The Registrar may require such information or evidence to be verified in such manner as he may direct.
      (5) The credit reference agency must inform the Registrar immediately of any change in respect of any statement delivered to the Registrar pursuant to Schedule 2 or information or evidence provided for the purpose of enabling the Registrar to determine whether to disclose protected information.

    • 6. Registrar to refrain from disclosure of protected information

      The Registrar shall refrain from disclosing protected information to a credit reference agency if such information relates to a section 229 beneficiary or a section 229 applicant.

    • 7. Application under section 229 by an individual

      (1) A section 229 application may be made to the Registrar by an individual who is, or proposes to become, a director.
      (2) The grounds on which an application under paragraph (1) may be made are that the individual making the application:
      (a) holds public office or has been entrusted with a prominent function in government or at a public authority; or
      (b) considers that there is a serious risk that he, or a person who lives with him, will be subjected to violence or intimidation as a result of the activities of at least one of:
      (i) the companies of which he is, or proposes to become, a director;
      (ii) the companies of which he was a director; or
      (iii) the non-ADGM companies of which he is or has been a director, secretary or permanent representative; or
      (c) is or has been employed by a relevant organisation.
      (3) The application shall:
      (a) contain:
      (i) a statement of the grounds on which the application is made;
      (ii) the name and any former name of the applicant;
      (iii) the date of birth of the applicant;
      (iv) the usual residential address of the applicant;
      (v) where the Registrar has allocated a unique identifier to the applicant, that unique identifier;
      (vi) the name and registered number of each company of which the applicant is, or proposes to become, a director;
      (vii) where the grounds of the application are those described in paragraph (2)(b)(ii), (iii) or (iv), the name and registered number of the company or non-ADGM company; and
      (b) be accompanied by evidence which:
      (i) where the grounds of the application are those described in paragraph (2)(a) or (2)(b), supports the applicant's statement of the grounds of the application; or
      (ii) where the grounds of the application are those described in paragraph (2)(c), establishes that the applicant is or has been employed by a relevant organisation.
      (4) The Registrar may refer to a relevant body any question relating to an assessment of:
      (a) where the grounds of the application are those described in paragraph (2)(a), whether the applicant holds public office or has been entrusted with a prominent function in government or at a public authority;
      (b) where the grounds of the application are those described in paragraph (2)(b), the nature and extent of any risk of violence or intimidation considered by the applicant to arise in relation to himself, or to a person who lives with him; or
      (c) where the grounds of the application are those described in paragraph (2)(c), whether the applicant is or has been employed by a relevant organisation.
      (5) The Registrar shall determine the application and send the applicant to his usual residential address, as stated in his application, notice of his determination on the section 229 application within five working days of that determination being made.

    • 8. Application under section 229 by a company

      (1) A section 229 application may be made to the Registrar by a company on behalf of any of its directors who are individuals.
      (2) The grounds on which an application under paragraph (1) may be made are that the company making the application either considers that there is a serious risk that the director on behalf of whom the application is made, or a person who lives with that director, will be subjected to violence or intimidation as a result of the activities of the company making the application.
      (3) The application shall:
      (a) contain:
      (i) a statement of the grounds on which the application is made;
      (ii) the name and registered number of the applicant;
      (iii) the name and any former name of each director on behalf of whom the application is made;
      (iv) the date of birth of each such director;
      (v) the usual residential address of each such director;
      (vi) where the Registrar has allocated a unique identifier to any such director, that unique identifier;
      (vii) the name and registered number of each company of which each such director is a director; and
      (b) be accompanied by evidence which supports the applicant's statement of the grounds of the application.
      (4) The Registrar may refer to a relevant body any question relating to an assessment of the nature and extent of any risk of violence or intimidation considered by the applicant to arise in relation to its directors on behalf of whom the application is made or to persons who share a residence with those directors as a result of any of its activities.
      (5) The Registrar shall determine the application and send:
      (a) the applicant, to its registered office; and
      (b) each director on behalf of whom the application was made, to his usual residential address as stated in the application,
      notice of his determination on the section 229 application within five working days of that determination being made.

    • 9. Application under section 229 by an initial member

      (1) A section 229 application may be made to the Registrar by an initial member on behalf of any of the proposed directors of a proposed company who are individuals.
      (2) The grounds on which an application under paragraph (1) may be made are that the subscriber making the application considers that there is a serious risk that the proposed directors of the proposed company on behalf of whom the application is made, or persons who share a residence with them, will be subjected to violence or intimidation as a result of the proposed activities of that proposed company.
      (3) The application shall:
      (a) contain:
      (i) a statement of the grounds on which the application is made;
      (ii) the name of the applicant;
      (iii) the address of the applicant;
      (iv) the name of the proposed company;
      (v) the name and any former name of each of the proposed directors on behalf of whom the application is made;
      (vi) the date of birth of each such proposed director;
      (vii) the usual residential address of each such proposed director;
      (viii) the name and registered number of each company of which each such proposed director is a director; and
      (b) be accompanied by evidence which supports the applicant's statement of the grounds of the application.
      (4) The Registrar may refer to a relevant body any question relating to an assessment of the nature and extent of any risk of violence or intimidation considered by the applicant to arise in relation to its proposed directors on behalf of whom the application is made or to persons who share a residence with those proposed directors as a result of any of the proposed activities of the proposed company.
      (5) The Registrar shall determine the application and send:
      (a) the applicant, to the address stated in the application; and
      (b) each of the proposed directors on behalf of whom the application was made, to their usual residential address as stated in the application,
      notice of his determination on the section 229 application within five working days of that determination being made.

    • 10. Matters relating to a section 229 application

      (1) For the purpose of Rules 7, 8 and 9 the Registrar may direct that additional information or evidence should be delivered to him, what such information or evidence should be and how it should be verified.
      (2) The Registrar shall not make available for public inspection:
      (a) any section 229 application; or
      (b) any documents provided in support of that application.
      (3) For the purpose of determining any section 229 application the Registrar may accept any answer to a question referred in accordance with Rule 7(4), 8(4) or 9(4) as providing sufficient evidence of:
      (a) the nature and extent of any risk relevant to:
      (i) where the grounds of the application are those described in Rule 7(2)(a) or 7(2)(b), the applicant;
      (ii) where the grounds of the application are those described in Rule 6(2), the directors on behalf of whom the application is made;
      (iii) where the grounds of the application are those described in Rule 7(2), the proposed directors on behalf of whom the application is made,
      or to persons who share a residence with any of the above individuals, or
      (b) whether an applicant is or has been employed by a relevant organisation.