Response 218206834

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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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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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Registered RSLs are already subject to wide statutory and contractual obligations. I do not believe the extension of freedom of information is in the best interest of the tenants they serve. The additional cost of administering FOI would be borne ultimately by the rent tenants pay. Affordability is already a tenuous issue for government and tenant groups.

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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