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HMRC internal manual

Information Disclosure Guide

Information disclosure Gateways with other government departments: Department for Transport: information relating to marine transport

Which part of HMRC can disclose this information?

Former Customs teams within HMRC (cutters etc.) and potentially intelligence/detection teams in enforcement and compliance (boarding ships/surveillance etc) may disclose information under this gateway.

The purpose for which information may be disclosed

For assisting the DfT in identifying the character and registration of British ships including their tonnage, any offences they have committed and registry information.

Information which can be disclosed

Relevant information to assist the DfT in establishing the registration of British ships.

Procedure to follow

Only those staff who work in the relevant business areas may make the disclosure, in compliance with the other provisions of this guidance. Please ask your manager if you are unsure whether you work in the relevant business area.

Legislation which allows disclosure

Section 21 Merchant Shipping Act 1995.

Devolved administrations

In Scotland this guidance applies to Transport Scotland.

Further guidance

For further guidance and assistance generally on confidentiality please contact your Data Guardian.