SCHEDULE 4Amendments of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (asp 13)

Annual reports

6In section 46 (reports)—

(a)in subsection (1) after “exercise” there is inserted “during the reporting year”,

(b)after that subsection there is inserted—

(1A)Each report must be so laid within 7 months after the end of the reporting year.

(1B)In this section, “reporting year” means the year beginning on 1 April.,

(c)after subsection (2) there is inserted—

(2A)In preparing a report under subsection (1), the Commissioner must comply with any direction given by the Parliamentary corporation as to the form and content of the report.,

(d)after subsection (3) there is inserted—

(3A)The Commissioner must arrange for the publication of each report laid before the Parliament under this section.;

and the title of section 46 becomes “Laying and publication of reports”.