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Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Section 37 – Court records, etc.

105.This section provides an absolute exemption for information (except information held by a Scottish public authority for the purposes of an inquiry instituted under the Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths Inquiry (Scotland) Act 1976) contained in court records of proceedings or other relevant legal documents, where that information is held by a Scottish public authority solely because it is contained in such a document.

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