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Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Schedule 1 – Scottish Public Authorities (introduced by section 3(1)(a)(i))

167.This schedule lists “Scottish public authorities” for the purposes of the Act. The listing of “The Scottish Ministers” at paragraph 1 covers all Departments of the Scottish Executive, as well as the following agencies:

  • the Crown Office;

  • the Fisheries Research Service;

  • Historic Scotland;

  • the Scottish Agricultural Science Agency;

  • the Scottish Court Service;

  • the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency;

  • the Scottish Public Pensions Agency;

  • the Scottish Prison Service; and

  • the Student Awards Agency for Scotland.

168.The Scottish Parliament, local authorities, non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs), NHS bodies, the Police, and Further and Higher Education institutions are all specified as Scottish public authorities. Further persons or office-holders may be designated by order under sections 4 and 5.

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