Response 438268161

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Leonora Montgomery

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Northern Lights Regional Network Region 2


1. Do you agree that freedom of information legislation should be extended to Registered Social Landlords, as proposed in this consultation paper?

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Ticked Yes

2. Freedom of Information can be extended to organisations that undertake ‘functions of a public nature’. You may wish to provide comments on how you consider that RSLs undertake functions of a public nature, for example, with reference to the factors referred to earlier in the consultation paper.

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They build homes for which they receive grants and they can also access further public monies to undertake other community projects.

3. The proposed order would be expected to come into force on 1 April 2018. Do you consider this a reasonable timescale, allowing for preparation for inclusion?

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If not, you may wish to indicate what timescale you feel would be more appropriate and why.
Although we feel it should be completed as soon as possible.

4. We would welcome comments on the draft partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment provided at Annex A.

We feel RSL Tenants should have the same rights as Local Authority Tenants and we further feel that it would not burden RSL's as it would only occur on ver rare occasions as if they are being 'open and transparent' all the informamation should be kept up to date and easily accessible.

5. We would welcome comments on how these proposals might impact on ‘Equality Groups’ i.e. in respect of age, gender, race, religion, disability, sexuality, children’s rights etc. Comments will inform the Equalities Impact Assessment and Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment to be completed following consultation.

All these Groups should be inclusive thereby having the same rights as everyone else.