Ethics in Public Office Act, 1995

Retention of statements and matters concerning legal or medical services.

34.—(1) A statement furnished under section 13 , 14 , 16 , 17 , 18 , 19 or 29 and a record of any information given to the Secretary to the Government pursuant to section 15 or guidelines under that section shall be retained for a period of 15 years from the date on which it was so furnished or given and, whenever so requested by the Commission during that period, it or a copy of it shall be furnished to the Commission.

(2) Notwithstanding anything in this Act a statement prepared and furnished by a person pursuant to section 5 , 13 , 16 , 17 , 18 , 19 or 29 of an interest specified in paragraph 1 (5) (b) of the Second Schedule and relating to legal services or medical services (including psychiatric or psychological services) shall specify only that legal services or medical services, as the case may be, were supplied to the person or to another person (who shall not be identified in the statement) as respects whom the first-mentioned person is required by the section to furnish a statement; and the form of the statement determined under this Act shall be such as to facilitate compliance with the foregoing provision.