Freedom of Information (Scotland) Bill

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 20th November 2001.

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Photo of Fergus Ewing Fergus Ewing Scottish National Party

Question S1W-19763

To ask the Scottish Executive whether Fife Council can, on grounds of commercial confidentiality, withhold information concerning any rental income it pays in respect of premises sublet from any MSP's constituency office and whether individuals will have the right to access such information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Bill.

Photo of Angus MacKay Angus MacKay Labour

Whether Fife Council would decide to release such information, or withhold it on grounds of commercial confidentiality, is a matter for the council.

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Bill would, if enacted, provide individuals with a right of access to information, balanced by provisions intended to ensure that commercially sensitive information is afforded appropriate protection. Consideration of whether information would be disclosed would be made on a case by case basis.

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