Official Information Acts (1982-1995) by Parliamentary Counsel
II: Requests for Access to Official Information
13. Assistance---It is the duty of every Department, Minister of the
Crown, and organisation to give reasonable assistance to a person,
(a) Wishes to make a request in accordance with section 12 of this
(b) In making a request under section 12 of this Act, has not made
that request in accordance with that section; or
(c) Has not made his request to the appropriate Department or Minister
of the Crown or organisation [or local authority],---
to make a request in a manner that is in accordance with that section or
to direct his request to the appropriate Department or Minister of the
Crown or organisation [or local authority].
The words ``or local authority'' were inserted in 2 places by s.
57 (1) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act
1987. See s. 1 (2) of that Act.