Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - exercise of section 5 power: report

Report on the use made by the Scottish Ministers of their powers under section 5 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 to extend coverage of the FOI legislation between November 2021 and October 2023.

3. Conclusion

21. The Scottish Government remains committed to the active consideration and use of its power under section 5 of FOISA to extend coverage of the legislation to further entities.

22. The approach to this issue is currently being considered in tandem with the development of the Scottish Government’s response to the Access to Information Rights in Scotland consultation.

23. The reporting period has seen wider policy changes bringing extension of access to information rights, including to rail services in Scotland.



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