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Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Section 26 – Prohibitions on disclosure

93.This section provides an absolute exemption (i.e. the public interest test does not apply) for information the disclosure of which by a Scottish public authority is subject to a prohibition on disclosure. An authority withholding information from disclosure under the terms of this exemption would be expected to state what enactment or Community obligation etc. prevented its disclosure.

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