Timeline for Response to Requests  

Published on : April 10, 2015
(1)   Subject to the provisions of this Act, a public body shall be required to respond to a request for information in accordance with section 7 as soon as possible and in any case within ten working days of the receipt of request. 
 
(2)   The period stipulated in sub-section (1), may be extended by a maximum of a further ten working days where this is necessary because the request requires a search through a large number of records or records located in different offices, or consultation with third parties or other public bodies. 
 
(3)   Information needed to protect the life or liberty of any individual will be provided within two working days.