FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 1982

PART III - ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS  

SECTION 31   Decision to impose charge - extended period for processing request  

Scope

31(1)  
This section applies if:


(a) on a particular day (the charge notice day ) an applicant in relation to a request receives a notice under subsection 29(1) or (6) to the effect that the applicant is liable to pay a charge in respect of the request; and


(b) the notice is received before the end of the period (the processing period ) applicable under paragraph 15(5)(b) in relation to the request (or that period as extended). Processing period to be calculated disregarding period when charge unpaid

31(2)  
In working out the length of the processing period (or that period as extended) for the purposes of paragraph 15(5)(b) , disregard the number of days in the period starting on the charge notice day and ending on the earliest occurring of the following days:


(a) the day the applicant pays the amount of the charge (or a deposit on account of the charge prescribed by the regulations), whether or not the decision to impose the charge has been considered under section 29 , or is the subject of a review under this Act;


(b) if the amount of the charge is changed under section 29 , or following a review under this Act - the day the applicant pays the amount of the charge (or a deposit on account of the charge prescribed by the regulations) as changed following the review;


(c) if, under section 29 , or following a review under this Act, a decision is made with the effect that the charge is not imposed - the day the applicant is notified of the decision.

Note:

A decision under section 29 relating to the imposition of a charge or the amount of a charge may be the subject of an internal review (see Part VI ), an IC review (see Part VII ) or review by the Tribunal (see Part VIIA ).




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