The Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland
(CFoIS) believes that the enforceable right to access information should follow the service rather than the body that delivers it. Therefore we believe that public services, and services of a public nature, which are delivered by the Third Sector and by the private sector should be covered by FoISA. I think it is important for me to state clearly the CFoIS policy position so that the network understands the variance in opinions. I know this is view is opposed by some but we are working collaboratively with a range of organisations to ensure our vision is delivered in Scotland.
Yes due to the sustained campaign of CFoIS, RSLs and their subsidiaries will soon be covered by FoISA - the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.The date for implementation has been repeatedly delayed but I have received a letter from the Government today saying the Order should be effective by the end of 2019, which is 17 years later than first promised.