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Public Authority - definition(s)

Public authority (Freedom of Information Act) - Any body, any person, or the holder of any office listed in the Freedom of Information Act, or designated by order, and publicly owned companies. Examples of some of the public authorities covered by the scheme are, government departments, local authorities, NHS bodies (hospitals, doctors, dentists, pharmacists and opticians), schools, colleges and universities, the police, the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the Northern Ireland Assembly and the National Assembly for Wales.

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