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Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Section 17 – Notice that information is not held

65.If an authority receives a request for information it does not hold, it is still required to provide notice in writing to that effect, within the period set under section 10. Special rules apply where information is not held and a refusal notice is given under section 18 (see below).

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