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Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Section 5 – Further power to designate Scottish public authorities

30.This section provides that the Scottish Ministers may by order designate as a Scottish public authority for the purposes of the Act any person who is neither listed in schedule 1 (nor capable of being added to that schedule under section 4(1)), is neither a public body nor the holder of a public office, and who appears to the Scottish Ministers to exercise functions of a public nature or is providing, under contract to a Scottish public authority, any service whose provision is a function of that authority.

31.An order under this section would be subject to affirmative resolution.

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