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Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Section 59 – Power to vary periods in sections 57 and 58

145.This section allows the Scottish Ministers to vary, by order, the period in section 57(1) after which a record becomes a historical record, or the periods in section 58(2) – but the period as varied can never exceed the period mentioned in these sections as originally enacted. An order under this section will be subject to affirmative resolution.

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