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Freedom of Information Scotland (2002) Publication Schedule

Release Date: Jul 07, 2004

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 makes provision for access by members of the public to information held by public authorities, other than personal information which continues to be regulated by the Data Protection Act 1998 and other legislation.

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 requires all Councils in Scotland to have in place an approved Publication Scheme by 1 June 2004.

The Publication Scheme sets out what information Orkney Islands Council publishes or intends to publish for the benefit of the public, how and when this information will be published and whether the information is available free of charge or on payment. Most of the information which is included in this Publication Scheme is already publicly available; the Scheme also provides advice on how this information can be accessed.

Orkney Islands Council is already committed to principles of openness and transparency in its decision making and service delivery functions, and has sought to meet its obligations under the 2002 Act by including as much information as possible within this Publication Scheme.

The Council's Publication Scheme will be accessible, from 1 June 2004, on our website, in hard copy at the Kirkwall and Stromness libraries, and at Council Offices, Kirkwall.
 
You may download a copy of the Publication Schedule and Appendix 1 in Adobe Acrobat Pdf format from Related Downloads on the left of this web page.

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