14 Transfer of requests

Where—

(a)

a request in accordance with section 12 is made to a department or interdepartmental venture or Minister of the Crown or organisation; and

(b)

the information, or some of the information, to which the request relates—

(i)

is not held by the department or venture or Minister of the Crown or organisation but is believed by the person dealing with the request to be held by another department (for itself and for a departmental agency hosted by it or an interdepartmental executive board serviced by it) or interdepartmental venture or Minister of the Crown or organisation, or by a local authority; or

(ii)

is believed by the person dealing with the request to be more closely connected with the functions of another department (for itself and for a departmental agency hosted by it or an interdepartmental executive board serviced by it) or interdepartmental venture or Minister of the Crown or organisation, or of a local authority,—

the department or venture or Minister of the Crown or organisation to which the request is made shall promptly, and in any case not later than 10 working days after the day on which the request is received, transfer the request, or relevant part of the request, to the other department or interdepartmental venture or Minister of the Crown or organisation, or to that local authority, and inform the person making the request accordingly.

Section 14: replaced, on 1 March 1988, by section 57(1) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (1987 No 174).

Section 14: amended, on 7 August 2020, by section 135 of the Public Service Act 2020 (2020 No 40).

Section 14: amended, on 26 March 2015, by section 5(b) of the Official Information Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 29).

Section 14(a): amended, on 7 August 2020, by section 135 of the Public Service Act 2020 (2020 No 40).

Section 14(b): amended, on 26 March 2015, by section 5(a) of the Official Information Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 29).

Section 14(b)(i): amended, on 7 August 2020, by section 135 of the Public Service Act 2020 (2020 No 40).

Section 14(b)(ii): amended, on 7 August 2020, by section 135 of the Public Service Act 2020 (2020 No 40).