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About You

What is your name?

Name
Jim O'Neill

Are you responding as an individual or an organisation?

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What is your organisation?

Organisation
Dumfries and Galloway Council

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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Ticked Yes
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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RSL's are publicly funded organisations that receive money from central and local government. They deliver services to a range of vulnerable people that receive services from other public bodies. It is therefore clear they undertake functions of a public nature.

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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No

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
These proposals will have a positive impact on Equality Groups. This is because they will allow greater transparency and accountability.