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Support for private prisons


An order under section 5 of the Act brings privately managed prisons within the scope of FOI from 1 September2016. The Commissioner delivered a training event on 16 June 2016 to help the new bodies prepare. On this page we publish the training materials given to delegates at the event.

Delegate packs

The delegate packs contained:

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Event programme

PDF iconSetting up your FOI function: Guidance for Scottish public authorities new to FOI

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PDF iconYour Right To Know - A Guide to FOI in Scotland



PDF iconIntroduction to FOI duties

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Publishing information

PDF iconResponding to information requests and reviews

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Handout: is this an information request?

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Requests for personal information and

PDF icon Commercial interests


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