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.
In Scotland this guidance applies to Transport Scotland.
For further guidance and assistance generally on confidentiality please contact your Data Guardian.