Explanatory Notes

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

2002 asp 13

28 May 2002

The Act – Section by Section

Part 2 – Exempt information

Section 31 – National security and defence

98.This section exempts information if exemption is required for the purpose of safeguarding national security; and information the disclosure of which would, or would be likely to, prejudice substantially the defence of the British Islands. The public interest test in section 2 applies.