Freedom of Information (Amendment) Act 2003

Amendment of section 24 (security, defence and international relations) of Principal Act.

19.—Section 24 of the Principal Act is amended—

(a) in subsection (1), by deleting “(and, in particular, but without prejudice to the generality otherwise of this subsection to a record to which subsection (2) applies)”, and

(b) in subsection (2), by substituting “A head shall refuse to grant a request under section 7 if the record concerned” for “This subsection applies to a record that”,

and the said subsection (1) (other than paragraphs (a) to (d)), as so amended, is set out in the Table to this section.


(1) A head may refuse to grant a request under section 7 in relation to a record if, in the opinion of the head, access to it could reasonably be expected to affect adversely—