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Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

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51Enforcement notices

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(1)If the Commissioner is satisfied that a Scottish public authority has failed to comply with a provision of Part 1 of this Act, the Commissioner may give the authority a notice (referred to in this Act as “an enforcement notice”) requiring the authority to take, within such time as is specified in the notice, such steps as are so specified for so complying.

(2)An enforcement notice must contain—

(a)a statement of the provision with which the Commissioner is satisfied that the authority has failed to comply and the respect in which it has not done so; and

(b)particulars of the right of appeal conferred by section 56.

(3)The time specified under subsection (1) must not expire before the end of the period within which an appeal may be brought under section 56 against the notice and, if such an appeal is brought, the notice need not be complied with before the cause is finally determined.

(4)The Commissioner may cancel an enforcement notice by notice in writing given to the authority.

(5)This section is subject to section 52.

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