Response 482569415

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What is your name?

Name
Lilian Woolfries

Are you responding as an individual or an organisation?

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What is your organisation?

Organisation
Glasgow and the Western Isles Registered Tenant Organisation Regional Network (Region 9)

Questions

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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No

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 are in receipt of public subsidy to build home/community projects. They are a social housing landlord.

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?

If not, you may wish to indicate what timescale you feel would be more appropriate and why.
Would be very happy for this to be introduced as soon as possible.

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

Comments:
We do not want to depend that RSL’s will operate ‘in the spirit of the Act’ - we want legislation in place to ensure that all RSL’s comply with FOI requests and their tenants have the same rights as those of Local Authorities.

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.

Comments
Every tenant of a social landlord should enjoy the same rights in legislation.