Publication - Consultation paper

Scottish public authorities sharing data: further consultation

Published: 7 Sep 2020
From:
Minister for Public Finance and Migration
Directorate:
Digital Directorate
Part of:
Public sector
ISBN:
9781800040434

Further consultation on devolved secondary legislation relating to powers in the Digital Economy Act 2017 to share data in connection with debt owed to or fraud against the public sector

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Contents
Scottish public authorities sharing data: further consultation
Annex B - Scottish Bodies considered during the consultation of 21 January 2020.

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Annex B - Scottish Bodies considered during the consultation of 21 January 2020.

Scottish Public Body Schedule 7
(debt)
Schedule 8
(fraud)
Accountant in Bankruptcy
Audit Scotland
The Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service
A council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994(a )
Food Standards Scotland
Highlands and Islands Airports Limited
Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service
Scottish Environmental Protection Agency
Scottish Legal Aid Board
The Scottish Ministers
A person providing services to a specified person listed in Schedule 7 and is a public authority, in respect of the taking of action in connection with debt owed to a public authority
A person providing services to a specified person listed in Schedule 8 and is a public authority, in respect of the taking of action in connection with fraud against a public authority or to the Crown

Executive Agencies

“The Scottish Ministers” includes Executive Agencies. Accordingly, Executive Agencies will be specified persons in relation to the debt and fraud powers, even though they are not listed by name in the Schedules. At the time of this consultation, the Scottish Public Pensions Agency, the Student Awards Agency for Scotland and the Scottish Social Security Agency wish to make use of these powers.

A person providing services to a specified person

In recognition of the fact that public services are also delivered by third parties who may hold key information which public authorities need, or who may need to access key information held by public authorities, bodies that provide services to a public authority that is specified in the Schedules are covered by the addition of a general description to the Schedules. Such bodies will not need to be listed individually by name. They can only use the data sharing powers in connection with the functions they exercise when providing services to a specified public authority.


Contact

Email: DigitalEconomyActConsultation@gov.scot