FOISA Section 27 Exemption

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Section 27 - Information intended for future publication

Legislation

27 - Information intended for future publication

(1) Information is exempt information if—
(a) it is held with a view to its being published by—
(i) a Scottish public authority; or
(ii) any other person,
at a date not later than twelve weeks after that on which the request for the information is made;
(b) when that request is made the information is already being held with that view; and
(c) it is reasonable in all the circumstances that the information be withheld from disclosure until such date as is mentioned in paragraph (a).
(2) Information obtained in the course of, or derived from, a programme of research is exempt information if—
(a) the programme is continuing with a view to a report of the research (whether or not including a statement of that information) being published by—
(i) a Scottish public authority; or
(ii) any other person; and
(b) disclosure of the information before the date of publication would, or would be likely to, prejudice substantially—
(i) the programme;
(ii) the interests of any individual participating in the programme;
(iii) the interests of the authority which holds the information; or
(iv) the interests of the authority mentioned in sub-paragraph