Ombudsman for Children Act 2002

Amendment of Freedom of Information Act, 1997.

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20.—The Freedom of Information Act, 1997, is amended—

( a) in section 2(1), by the insertion of the following paragraph after paragraph ( j) in the definition of “head of a public body”:

“( jj) in relation to the office of the Ombudsman for Children, the Ombudsman for Children,”,

( b) in section 46(1)( c)—

(i) by the deletion of “or” at the end of subparagraph (ii) and the substitution of the following subparagraphs for subparagraph (iii):

“(iii) an examination or investigation carried out by the Ombudsman under the Ombudsman Act 1980, or

(iv) an examination or investigation carried out by the Ombudsman for Children under the Ombudsman for Children Act, 2002,”,

(ii) in clause (II), by the substitution of “, the Office of the Ombudsman or the office of the Ombudsman for Children” for “or the Office of the Ombudsman”,

and

( c) in paragraph 1(5) of the First Schedule, by the insertion of “the office of the Ombudsman for Children,”.