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Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

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70Amendment of Public Records (Scotland) Act 1937

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(1)The Public Records (Scotland) Act 1937 (c. 43) is amended as follows.

(2)In section 7 (constitution of Scottish Records Advisory Council), after subsection (3) there is inserted—

(3A)The matters on which the aforesaid Council may advise the Scottish Ministers include matters relating to the application of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (asp 13) to information contained in records held by the Keeper..

(3)After section 12 there is inserted—

12ADuty to afford facilities for inspection etc. of certain records

It shall be the duty of the Keeper to arrange that reasonable facilities are available to the public for—

(a)inspecting; and

(b)obtaining copies of,

such records held by the Keeper as either fall to be disclosed in accordance with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (asp 13) or comprise information which is exempt information (within the meaning of that Act) by virtue of section 25(2)(b)(ii) of that Act..

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