The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 provides a statutory right of access to information held by Scottish public authorities. These range from the Scottish Parliament and Ministers, to local authorities, health boards, higher and further education bodies, doctors and dental practitioners.
The provisions of the Act can be extended to bodies that carry out functions of a public nature or which provide, under a contract made with a Scottish public authority, a service whose provision is a function of that authority.
This consultation paper formally seeks the views of specifically listed bodies, or their representative bodies, on their coverage by the Act, and the views of any other interested parties.
This consultation will close on 2 Nov 2010.Tweet