The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (Scottish Public Authorities) Amendment Order 2020

JurisdictionScotland
CitationSSI 2020/146

2020 No. 146

Freedom Of Information

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (Scottish Public Authorities) Amendment Order 2020

Made 13th May 2020

Laid before the Scottish Parliament 15th May 2020

Coming into force 26th June 2020

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 4(1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 20021, and all other powers enabling them to do so.

S-1 Citation and commencement

Citation and commencement

1. This Order may be cited as the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (Scottish Public Authorities) Amendment Order 2020 and comes into force on 26 June 2020.

S-2 Amendment of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Amendment of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

2. In Part 7 of schedule 1 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (Scottish Public Authorities), after paragraph 77 insert—

“The Scottish Animal Welfare Commission2.”.

GRAEME DEY

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

13th May 2020

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

The obligations under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (“the Act”) apply to Scottish public authorities. For the purposes of the Act, a “Scottish public authority” means a body or office which is listed in schedule 1 of the Act, or designated by order under section 5, or a publicly-owned company as defined by section 6. The list in schedule 1 of the Act may be amended, by adding or removing references to bodies or offices, by order under section 4(1) of the Act.

Article 2 adds the Scottish Animal Welfare Commission to Part 7 of schedule 1 of the Act.


(2) The Scottish Animal Welfare Commission is established by the Scottish Animal Welfare Commission Regulations 2020.

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