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Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Section 6 – Publicly-owned companies

32.This section provides that, for the purposes of section 3(1)(b), a company is a “publicly-owned company” if it is wholly owned by the Scottish Ministers or by any other Scottish public authority or authorities listed in schedule 1 (except where the schedule 1 entry regarding the authority is limited to certain information).

33.Section 3(2) sets out the circumstances where, for the purposes of section 3(1), a company will be considered wholly owned by the Scottish Ministers or by any other Scottish public authority or authorities.

34.Publicly-owned companies are, under the terms of section 3(1)(b), subject to the Act’s provisions.

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