Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987

24 Precautions

Where a request is made under section 23(1), the local authority—

(a)

shall not give access to that information unless it is satisfied concerning the identity of the person making the request; and

(b)

shall ensure, by the adoption of appropriate procedures, that any information intended for a person is received—

(i)

only by that person; or

(ii)

where the request is made by an agent of the person, only by that person or that person’s agent; and

(c)

shall ensure that, where the request is made by an agent of the person, the agent has the written authority of that person to obtain the information or is otherwise properly authorised by that person to obtain the information.

Compare: 1982 No 156 s 25