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Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Section 30 – Prejudice to effective conduct of public affairs

97.This section exempts information if its disclosure would prejudice substantially the maintenance of the convention of the collective responsibility of the Scottish Ministers, or where its disclosure would inhibit substantially the free and frank provision of advice or exchange of views. The public interest test in section 2 applies.

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