3B. Minister to have access to information
(1) The Minister is entitled ¾
(a) to have information in the possession of the Authority; and
(b) where the information is in or on a document, to have, and make and retain copies of, that document.
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1) the Minister may ¾
(a) request the Authority to furnish information to the Minister;
(b) request the Authority to give the Minister access to information;
(c) for the purposes of paragraph (b) make use of the staff of the Authority, or any person engaged to do things on its behalf, to obtain the information and furnish it to the Minister.
(3) The Authority has to comply with a request under subsection (2) and make its staff, persons engaged by it, and its facilities available to the Minister for the purposes of paragraph (c) of that subsection.
(4) In this section ¾
}document~ includes any tape, disc or other device or medium on which information is recorded or stored mechanically, photographically, electronically or otherwise;
}information~ means information specified, or of a description specified, by the Minister that relates to the functions of the Authority.
[Section 3B inserted by No. 12 of 1995 s.4.]