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Requests involving use of computers etc.

    (1)     Where—

        (a)     a request is duly made to an agency;

        (b)     it appears from the request that the desire of the applicant is for information that is not available in discrete form in documents of the agency; and

        (c)     the agency could produce a written document containing the information in discrete form by—

              (i)     the use of a computer or other equipment that is ordinarily available to the agency for retrieving or collating stored information; or

              (ii)     the making of a transcript from a sound recording held in the agency

the agency shall deal with the request as if it were a request for access to a written document so produced and containing that information and, for that purpose, this Act applies as if the agency had such a document in its possession.

    (2)     In this section where appropriate "agency" includes a Minister.

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