Scottish Government considers extending FoI Act to cover more bodies

The Scottish Government is giving "serious thought" to extending Freedom of Information legislation, it was revealed yesterday.

This could mean that freedom of information laws could be extended to cover housing associations, private finance projects and private prisons in Scotland.

Scottish ministers are assessing the possibility of extending the scope of the Freedom of Information Act, which sets the limits of public access.

A final decision would be subject to formal consultation.

Greater freedom of information on the cards (The Scotsman, 30 June 2008)

Information laws 'may be extended' (The Press Association, 29 June 2008)

Information act could be widened (BBC News, 29 June 2008)