The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) provides a statutory right to request information from authorities subject to FOISA.
Coverage of the legislation can be extended to organisations exercising 'functions of a public nature'.
The consultation paper identifies a series of 'factors' aimed at establishing whether Registered Social Landlords undertake functions of a public nature.
Responses are welcome in particular from the housing sector as well as from those presenting 'Equality Group' interests.
The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring Scotland's Freedom of Information legislation remains effective and up-to-date. This consultation continues the Scottish Government's incremental approach to extending coverage of FOISA.