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Internal Communications - Regulation 10(4)(e)



The main points

Regulation 10(4)(e) of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (the EIRs) allows a Scottish public authority to withhold internal communications.

In common with other exceptions in the EIRs:

  • the exception is subject to the public interest test in regulation 10(1). This means that, even if the exception applies, the information should still be disclosed unless the public interest in withholding the information outweighs the public interest in making it available.
  • the exception can be relied on regardless of the age of the information.

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 EIR Briefing Regulation 10(4)(e) Internal communications PDF icon


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