Glasgow City Council v Scottish Information Commissioner: SCS 30 Sep 2009

‘These appeals raise important questions as to the interpretation and application of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. In particular, questions arise as to what is meant by ‘information’, as that term is used in the Act; as to who is to be treated as the ‘applicant’, as that term is used in the Act, when a request for information is made by an agent acting on behalf of another person; as to the effect of section 11 of the Act, which enables an applicant to express a preference as to the means by which information is to be provided; as to the application of the exemption, by virtue of section 25(1) of the Act, of ‘information which the applicant can reasonably obtain other than by requesting it under section 1(1)’; and as to the implications of any duty of fairness incumbent upon the Scottish Information Commissioner (‘the Commissioner’) in relation to decisions taken under section 49 of the Act.’
Lord Reed, Lord Clarke, Lord Hardie
[2009] ScotCS CSIH – 73, 2009 GWD 40-69, 2010 SLT 9
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
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Updated: 19 February 2021; Ref: scu.375409