114 Access in particular form

(1) This section—

(a) applies if an external review application is made in relation to an access application; but

(b) does not apply to an external review of a decision refusing to give access in the form mentioned in section 83(1)(e).

(2) If a document relevant to an external review is a document—

(a) by which words are recorded in a way in which they are capable of being reproduced in the form of sound; or

(ii) in which words are contained in the form of shorthand writing or in codified form;

the information commissioner may require the agency or Minister concerned to give the commissioner a written transcript of the words recorded or contained in the document.

(3) If—

(a) the access application relevant to the external review relates to information that is not contained in a written document in the possession, or under the control, of the agency or Minister concerned; and

(b) the agency or Minister could create a written document containing the information using equipment that is usually available to it for retrieving or collating stored information;

the commissioner may require the agency or Minister to give the commissioner a written document created using the equipment.