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Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

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(1)An order under section 4(1)(a) may, in adding an entry to schedule 1, list the authority only in relation to information of a specified description; and where an authority is so listed nothing in this Act applies to any other information held by the authority.

(2)The Scottish Ministers may by order amend that schedule—

(a)by limiting the entry relating to an authority to information of a specified description; or

(b)by removing or amending any such limitation for the time being contained in an entry so relating.

(3)Nothing in this Act applies to information held by a person designated as a Scottish public authority by order under subsection (1) of section 5 if the order is made by virtue of—

(a)subsection (2)(a) of that section and the information does not relate to the functions; or

(b)subsection (2)(b) of that section and the information does not relate to the service,

specified in the order.

(4)Nothing in this Act applies in relation to information—

(a)held by a publicly-owned company; and

(b)of a description specified in relation to that company in an order made for the purposes of this subsection by the Scottish Ministers.

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