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Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Section 60 – Code of practice as to functions under this Act

146.This section requires the Scottish Ministers to issue, and from time to time revise, a code of practice setting out guidance which the Scottish Ministers consider it desirable for Scottish public authorities to follow in the discharge of their duties under this Act.

147.Section 60(2) specifies particular matters which must be included in the code: the advice and assistance that should be given to applicants, the transferring of requests, consultation with third parties, contractual terms, procedures for dealing with complaints and the collection and recording of statistics by authorities.

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