The cost exemption in the freedom of information regimes of the United Kingdom and Scotland: a comparative analysis

Liddle, C. and McMenemy, D. (2015) The cost exemption in the freedom of information regimes of the United Kingdom and Scotland: a comparative analysis. Legal Information Management, 15(3), pp. 195-202. (doi: 10.1017/S147266961500047X)

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Abstract

In this tenth anniversary year since freedom of information came into force north and south of the border, the authors, Calum Liddle and David McMenemy, undertake an in-depth comparative evaluation of the parallel cost exemptions found in the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Does Scottish FOI indeed afford a more generous disclosure entitlement? And are applicants, in turn, employing comparatively weaker rights when requesting information from analogous English and Welsh authorities? A statutory analysis of the home nation provisions is complemented by case law and a nod to contemporaneous events.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:FOI, freedom of information, Scottish FOI.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McMenemy, Dr David
Authors: Liddle, C., and McMenemy, D.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Information Studies
Journal Name:Legal Information Management
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISSN:1472-6696
ISSN (Online):1741-2021
Published Online:10 September 2015

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