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Freedom of Information Act 2000
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Part I Access to information held by public authorities
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Section 1
General right of access to information held by public authorities - duty to confirm or deny
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/1
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Section 2Effect of the exemptions in Part II.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/2
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Section 3Public authorities / info held by PA
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/3
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Section 4Amendment of Schedule 1.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/4
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Section 5
Further power to designate public authorities / SoS has extra power to add authorities
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/5
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Section 6Publically owned companies
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/6
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Section 7Public authorities to which Act has limited application.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/7
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Section 8Request for info: must be in writing, legible, name, describes info requested
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/8
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Section 9Fees - what a fees notice is, need to continue once one has been issued
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/9
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Section 10Time for compliance - 20 working days, promptly, date of recepit
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/10
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Section 11Requester can specify how they want to recieve the info
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/11
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Section 12
Costs limits - authority does not have ro respond when doing so would exceed limits
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/12
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Section 13Fees for disclosure where cost of compliance exceeds appropriate limit.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/13
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Section 14Vexatious
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/14
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Section 15
Special provisions relating to public records transferred to Public Record Office, etc.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/15
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Section 16Advice and assistance for those who will/have made requests
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/16
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Section 17Refusal of request - must say refusing, what exemption and why.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/17
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Section 18The Information Commissioner
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/18
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Section 19Publication Schemes
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/19
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Section 20Model publication schemes
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/20
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Part II Exempt information
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Section 21Information accessible to applicant by other means.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/21
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Section 22Information intended for future publication.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/22
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Section 23Information supplied by, or relating to, bodies dealing with security matters.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/23
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Section 24National security.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/24
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Section 25Certificates under ss. 23 and 24: supplementary provisions.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/25
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Section 26Defence.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/26
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Section 27International relations.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/27
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Section 28Relations within the United Kingdom.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/28
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Section 29The economy.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/29
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Section 30Investigations and proceedings conducted by public authorities.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/30
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Section 31Law enforcement.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/31
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Section 32Court records, etc.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/32
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Section 33Audit functions.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/33
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Section 34Parliamentary privilege.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/34
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Section 35Formulation of government policy, etc.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/35
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Section 36Prejudice to effective conduct of public affairs.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/36
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Section 37Communications with Her Majesty, etc. and honours.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/37
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Section 38Health and safety.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/38
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Section 39Environmental information.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/39
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Section 40Personal information.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/40
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Section 41Information provided in confidence.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/41
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Section 42Legal professional privilege.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/42
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Section 43Commercial interests.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/43
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Section 44Prohibitions on disclosure.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/44
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Part III General functions of Secretary of State, Lord Chancellor and Information Commissioner
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Section 45Issue of code of practice by SoS
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/45
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Section 46Lord Chancellor's Code of Practice - records management, keeping of records
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/46
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Section 47General functions of Commissioner
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/47
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Section 48
Recommendations as to good practice - ICO may issue 'practice recomendation'
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/48
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Section 49Reports to be laid before Parliament - ICO to lay annual report to parliament
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/49
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Part IV Enforcement
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Section 50Application for decision by Commissioner
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/50
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Section 5151. Information notices.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/51
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Section 5252. Enforcement notices.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/52
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Section 5353. Exception from duty to comply with decision notice or enforcement notice.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/53
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Section 5454. Failure to comply with notice.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/54
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Section 5555. Powers of entry and inspection.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/55
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Section 5656. No action against public authority.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/56
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Part V Appeals
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Section 5757. Appeal against notices served under Part IV.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/57
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Section 5858. Determination of appeals.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/58
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Section 5959. Appeals from decision of Tribunal.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/59
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Section 6060. Appeals against national security certificate.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/60
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Section 6161. Appeal proceedings.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/61
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Part VI Historical records and records in Public Record Office or Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
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Section 6262. Interpretation of Part VI.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/62
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Section 6363. Removal of exemptions: historical records generally.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/63
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Section 6464. Removal of exemptions: historical records in public record offices.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/64
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Section 6565. Decisions as to refusal of discretionary disclosure of historical records.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/65
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Section 6666. Decisions relating to certain transferred public records.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/66
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Section 6767. Amendments of public records legislation.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/67
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Part VII Amendments of Data Protection Act 1998
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Section 6868. Extension of meaning of “data”.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/68
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Section 6969. Right of access to unstructured personal data held by public authorities.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/69
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Section 7070. Exemptions applicable to certain manual data held by public authorities.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/70
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Section 7171. Particulars registrable under Part III of Data Protection Act 1998.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/71
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Section 7272. Availability under Act disregarded for purpose of exemption.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/72
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Section 7373. Further amendments of Data Protection Act 1998.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/73
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Part VIII Miscellaneous and supplemental
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Section 7474. Power to make provision relating to environmental information.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/74
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Section 75
75. Power to amend or repeal enactments prohibiting disclosure of information.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/75
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Section 7676. Disclosure of information between Commissioner and ombudsmen.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/76
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Section 76A
76A.Disclosure between Commissioner and Scottish Information Commissioner
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/76A
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Section 7777. Offence of altering etc. records with intent to prevent disclosure.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/77
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Section 7878. Saving for existing powers.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/78
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Section 7979. Defamation.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/79
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Section 8080. Scotland.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/80
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Section 80A80A.Information held by Northern Ireland bodies
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/80A
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Section 8181. Application to government departments, etc.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/81
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Section 8282. Orders and regulations.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/82
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Section 8383. Meaning of “Welsh public authority”.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/83
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Section 8484. Interpretation.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/84
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Section 8585. Expenses.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/85
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Section 8686. Repeals.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/86
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Section 8787. Commencement.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/87
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Section 8888. Short title and extent.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/88
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