72 Deferral of access

(1) An agency or Minister may defer giving access to a document for a reasonable period if the document was prepared—

(a) for presentation to the Assembly or a committee of the Assembly; or

(b) for release to the media; or

(c) solely for inclusion, in the same or an amended form, in a document to be prepared for a purpose mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b); and the document is yet to be presented or released, or included in a document to be presented or released, as the case may be.

(2) The agency or Minister must give the applicant written notice when access is no longer deferred under subsection (1).