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Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Section 65 – Offence of altering etc. records with intent to prevent disclosure

156.Under section 68, the offence to alter, deface, block, erase, destroy or conceal records cannot be committed by the Scottish Parliament, Parliamentary corporation or the Scottish Administration, but can be committed by officials of those authorities.

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