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The Freedom of Information (Relaxation of Statutory Prohibitions on Disclosure of Information) (Scotland) Order 2008

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1.  This Order may be cited as the Freedom of Information (Relaxation of Statutory Prohibitions on Disclosure of Information) (Scotland) Order 2008 and comes into force on 13th October 2008.

Factories Act 1961

2.  In paragraph (a) of section 154A of the Factories Act 1961(1) (exception to the prohibition: public authorities) after “the Freedom of Information Act 2000” insert “or a Scottish public authority for the purposes of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002”.

Offices, Shops and Railway Premises Act 1963

3.  In paragraph (a) of section 59A of the Offices, Shops and Railway Premises Act 1963(2) (exception to restriction: public authorities) after “the Freedom of Information Act 2000” insert “or a Scottish public authority for the purposes of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002”.

Medicines Act 1968

4.  In paragraph (a) of section 118(1A) of the Medicines Act 1968(3) (restrictions on disclosure of information) after “the Freedom of Information Act 2000” insert “or a Scottish public authority for the purposes of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002”.

Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

5.—(1) Section 28 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974(4) (restrictions on disclosure of information) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (f)(i) of subsection (3) after “the Freedom of Information Act 2000” insert “or a Scottish public authority for the purposes of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002”.

(3) In paragraph (a) of subsection (9A) after “the Freedom of Information Act 2000” insert “or a Scottish public authority for the purposes of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002”.

Diseases of Fish Act 1983

6.  After paragraph (d) of section 9(1) of the Diseases of Fish Act 1983(5) (disclosure of information) insert–

(e)where–

(i)the person making the disclosure is, or is acting on behalf of a person who is, a Scottish public authority for the purposes of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, and

(ii)the information is not held by the authority on behalf of another person..

BRUCE CRAWFORD

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

9th October 2008

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