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Extending Coverage of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Consultation Response Paper

Extending Coverage of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Consultation Response Paper

Monday, January 11, 2016

ISBN: 9781785449543

The response paper follows consultation on extending coverage of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The paper assesses responses to the consultation and sets out the next steps the Government proposes to take.

Executive Summary

Consultation took place between June and September 2015 on extending coverage of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 to various organisations, including private prison contractors, providers of secure accommodation, grant-aided schools and independent special schools.

The consultation response paper considers the responses made to the consultation and sets out the Government's formal response.

The Government proposes to lay an order on the basis of the consultation proposals to come into effect, subject to Parliamentary approval, on 1 September 2016.

The Government also confirms its intention to consult later in 2016 on extending coverage of FoI to registered social landlords.