13 Assistance

It is the duty of every department or interdepartmental venture, Minister of the Crown, and organisation to give reasonable assistance to a person, who—

(a)

wishes to make a request in accordance with section 12; or

(b)

in making a request under section 12, has not made that request in accordance with that section; or

(c)

has not made his request to the appropriate department or venture or Minister of the Crown or organisation or local authority,—

to make a request in a manner that is in accordance with that section or to direct his request to the appropriate department or venture or Minister of the Crown or organisation or local authority.

Section 13: amended, on 7 August 2020, by section 135 of the Public Service Act 2020 (2020 No 40).

Section 13: amended, on 1 March 1988, by section 57(1) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (1987 No 174).

Section 13(c): amended, on 7 August 2020, by section 135 of the Public Service Act 2020 (2020 No 40).

Section 13(c): amended, on 1 March 1988, by section 57(1) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (1987 No 174).