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Commissioner holding special report in front of Scottish ParliamentInforming the future: the state of freedom of information in Scotland

10 January 2012

 The Scottish Information Commissioner's Special Report to the Scottish Parliament was laid before the Parliament on 9 January 2012, under section 46(3) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.  Published six weeks prior to the Commissioner's departure from office, the purpose of the report is to give an opinion on the current state of freedom of information (FOI) in Scotland, to draw attention to related matters which Parliament may wish to take into account and to make recommendations.

The report is particularly timely given the Scottish Government's consultation on a proposed Freedom of Information (Amendment)(Scotland) Bill, and also as an early contribution to the Government's intended consultation on a Transparency Agenda for Scotland in 2012.

You can download the full report below, or contact us for a hard copy on

Special report front cover

Special Report to the Scottish Parliament 2012 (pdf - 724 kB) 




View the press release issue for the report launch: "Safeguard information rights" says Commissioner in last report

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