Freedom of Information (Amendment) Act 2003

Amendment of section 42 (appeal to High Court) of Principal Act.

27.—Section 42 of the Principal Act is amended—

(a) by substituting the following subsection for subsection (4):

“(4) An appeal under subsection (1), (2) or (3) shall be initiated not later than 8 weeks after notice of the decision concerned was given to the person bringing the appeal.”,

(b) in subsection (6), by adding the following paragraph after paragraph (b):

“(c) The Supreme Court may order that some or all of the costs of a person (other than a head) in relation to an appeal to that Court from a decision of the High Court under this section be paid by the public body concerned if it considers that a point of law of exceptional public importance was involved in the appeal and, but for this paragraph, that Court would not so order.”,


(c) by deleting subsection (8).