Friday, September 10, 2010

Scottish Information Commissioner launches consultation on publication schemes

The Scottish Information Commissioner is consulting on a fresh approach to publication schemes.
The Commissioner is seeking views on a proposal to introduce a single model publication scheme, suitable for adoption by all Scottish public authorities. The new approach would require authorities to formally notify the Commissioner that they had adopted the model, and to produce a detailed guide to information, to help the public find publications.  It is proposed that the Commissioner's staff would focus their effort on monitoring compliance with the model. Authorities who felt they could not adopt the single model would be invited to submit their reasons to the Commissioner for consideration.
The consultation is aimed at:

  • public authorities who must comply with the duty to adopt a publication scheme;
  • members of the public who may use schemes to access published information; and
  • anyone with a general interest.

Download the consultation paper and response form with consultation questions here. NOTE: you must complete the 'Consultation Response Form' and submit this with your consultation questions responses.

Responses must be sent to Sarah Hutchison, Head of Policy and Information, Scottish Information Commissioner's Office, Kinburn Castle, St Andrews KY16 9DS, or email to

The deadline for responses is 29 October 2010.

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