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164. Using information about the debtor

(1) This section applies if —
(a) the creditor in relation to a judgment debt makes an application for information under section 160; and
(b) information ("debtor information") is disclosed to the Court of First Instance in compliance with an order made under section 161.
(2) The Court may use the debtor information for the purposes of making another order under section 161 in relation to the debtor.
(3) The Court may use the debtor information for the purpose of providing the creditor with information about what kind of action (if any) it would be appropriate to take in court (whether the Court of First Instance or another Court) to recover the judgment debt.
(4) If the creditor takes any action in the Court of First Instance to recover the judgment debt, the Court may use the debtor information in carrying out functions in relation to that action.
(5) If the creditor takes any action in another Court to recover the judgment debt —
(a) the Court of First Instance may disclose the debtor information to the other Court; and
(b) the other Court may use that information in carrying out functions in relation to that action.
(6) Debtor information may be used or disclosed under any of subsections (3) to (5) only if —
(a) rules about such use or disclosure of information are in force; and
(b) the use or disclosure complies with those rules.
(7) The use or disclosure of information in accordance with this section is not to be taken to breach any restriction on the use or disclosure of information (however imposed).
(8) Nothing in this section is to be taken to affect any power that exists apart from this section to use or disclose information.
(9) In this section "another Court" means any inferior court or tribunal and "other Court" shall be construed accordingly.