Explanatory Notes

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

2002 asp 13

28 May 2002

The Act – Section by Section

Part 1 – Access to information held by Scottish public authorities

Section 13 – Fees for disclosure in certain circumstances

55.This section provides that a Scottish public authority may charge a fee, determined in accordance with regulations made under section 13(1), for the communication of information which, by virtue of section 12(1) or (2), it is not obliged to communicate and which it is not otherwise required by law to communicate. Such regulations will be subject to negative resolution. Section 13(2) sets out that the regulations may provide that a fee is not to exceed a particular amount and is to be calculated in a manner specified in the regulations.

56.This section does not affect any existing statutory provisions regarding charges for the disclosure of information.