As highlighted above, the consultation has raised a number of issues which we consider it necessary to explore further before formally responding, for example, in respect of the terms of an order, the role and nature of subsidiaries, and the financial and resource impact on RSLs of extending coverage of the Act.
Following further engagement including with key stakeholders, the Scottish Government therefore intends to formally respond to the consultation on extending Freedom of Information legislation to RSLs in the autumn.
In the event of a decision to extend the Act to RSLs, an order would be laid before the Scottish Parliament and subject to the usual Parliamentary scrutiny process.
Email: Andrew Gunn, firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House