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Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Section 57 – The expression “historical record”

141.This section defines, for the purpose of this Part of the Act, the expression “historical record” as a record which is 30 years old, counting from the calendar year following that in which it was created. Where records are kept in a file, the period of 30 years (and any other period defined in section 58) is reckoned from the calendar year following that in which the most recent record was created.

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