Scottish Government consulting on extending Freedom of Information Act
The Scottish Government is consulting on extending Freedom of Information Act:
“The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 provides a statutory right of access to information held by Scottish public authorities.
The provisions of the Act can be extended to bodies that carry out functions of a public nature or which provide, under a contract with a Scottish public authority, a service which is a function of that authority.
The Scottish Government has previously extended coverage of the Act to include a range of local authority arm’s length organisations delivering sporting, cultural and leisure services.
The Government is now consulting on further extension of coverage – to contractors who run privately-managed prisons; providers of secure accommodation for children; grant-aided schools, and independent special schools.”