|FOISA||The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002|
|EIRs||The Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004|
|MPS||The Model Publication Scheme
A standard framework for authorities to publish information under FOISA approved by the Scottish Information Commissioner
|MPS Principles||The six key principles with which all information published under the MPS must comply|
|Classes of Information||Nine broad categories describing the types of information authorities must publish (if they hold it)|
|SIC||The Scottish Information Commissioner|
|Guide to Information||A guide that every public authority adopting the MPS must produce to help people access the information it makes available|
About Lister Housing Co-operative
Lister is a registered social landlord (RSL) that provides good quality social rented housing to those in housing and medical need in Edinburgh. We are small, compared to some RSLs, with 185 tenement flats in and around Lauriston Place in the Old Town of Edinburgh. We have a strong desire to create a good community and environment for our tenants and their families to grow up and live in. All our tenants have a £1 share in the co operative and at the AGM in June elect members of the Management Committee.
Our Management Committee provides the strategic direction for Lister and ensures that we try to attain and maintain the highest level of standards and performance.
Introduction to Lister’s Guide to Information
The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (the Act) requires Scottish public authorities to adopt and maintain a publication scheme which has the approval of the Scottish Information Commissioner, and to publish information in accordance with that scheme. The publication scheme must:
- publish the classes of information that the authority makes routinely available
- tell the public how to access the information and whether information is available free of charge or on payment
Lister has been designated as a Scottish Public Authority by an order made under section 5 of the Act, known as the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (Designation of Persons as Scottish Public Authorities) Order 2013.
Lister has adopted the Model Publication Scheme 2018 (MPS) which has been produced and approved by the Scottish Information Commissioner. The MPS is a standard framework for Scottish public authorities to publish the information they hold.
You can see this scheme here on this page and the two subsequent pages on Scheme Principles and Classes of Information, or by clicking Lister HC FOISA Guide to Information v8 Feb 20 to get it in one document, or by contacting us at the address in the Contact Us section if you prefer a copy to be provided to you in another format.
It is also available on the Scottish Information Commissioner’s website. Click here to access.
The purpose of the Guide to Information is to:
- allow the public to see what information is available (and what is not available) for Lister in relation to each class in the MPS 2018
- state what charges may be applied
- explain how to find the information easily
- provide contact details for enquiries and to get help with access to the information
- explain how to request information that has not been published.
Alongside the Act, the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (the EIRs) provide a separate right of access to the environmental information that we hold. This guide to information also contains details of the environmental information that we routinely make available.