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Freedom of Information (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2013

Section 3 – Accessible information

12.Section 25 of the 2002 Act concerns information which is otherwise accessible. All public authorities subject to the 2002 Act are required to satisfy the requirement to adopt a publication scheme. The Act clarifies that any information made available under an approved publication scheme is exempt and does not need to be provided to the applicant.

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