(1) This section
applies to a document that contains —
information concerning the trade secrets of; or
information (other than trade secrets) that has a commercial value to; or
other information concerning the business, professional, commercial or
financial affairs of,
a person (the third
party ) who is not the applicant.
(2) The agency is not
to give access to a document to which this section applies unless the agency
has taken such steps as are reasonably practicable to obtain the views of the
third party as to whether the document contains matter that is exempt matter
under clause 4 of Schedule 1.
(3) An agency is not a
third party for the purposes of this Part or Part 4.
(4) This section does
not apply if access is given to a copy of the document from which the
information referred to in subsection (1) has been deleted under section 24.