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Freedom of Information Act 2000

Section 6: Publicly-owned companies

39.Subsection (1) defines a publicly-owned company as one which:

  • is wholly owned by the Crown; or

  • is wholly owned by any public authority listed in Schedule 1 other than a government department or an authority which is listed only in relation to particular information.

40.Subsection (2) defines a company wholly owned by the Crown as a company having no members except:

  • Ministers, government departments or companies wholly owned by the Crown; or

  • any person acting on behalf of the above,

and defines a company wholly owned by a public authority other than a government department as having no members except:

  • that public authority or companies owned by that public authority; or

  • any person acting on behalf of the above.

41.Subsection (3) defines company as including any body corporate.

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