(1) In this Act, an agency means—
(a) a department; or
(b) a local government; or
(c) a public authority; or
(d) a government owned corporation; or
(e) a subsidiary of a government owned corporation.
(2) However, in this Act, agency does not include an entity to which this Act does not apply.
See section 17 for entities to which this Act does not apply. Also, under section 26, an application may not be made to the information commissioner, RTI commissioner or privacy commissioner.
(3) For this Act—
(a) a board, council, committee, subcommittee or other body established by government to help, or to perform functions connected with, an agency is not a separate agency, but is taken to be comprised within the agency; and
(b) without limiting paragraph (a) and to remove any doubt, it is declared that a school council is not a separate agency, but is taken to be comprised within the department in which the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006 is administered; and
(c) a reference to an agency includes a reference to a body that is taken to be comprised within the agency.
(4) In this section—
school council means a school council established under the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006, section 79.