UK Liberty

Strengthening the FOIA

Posted in freedom of information, politicians on liberty by ukliberty on June 12, 2007

Good on MPs Brake, Baker, and Hughes:

The Freedom of Information (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, to be introduced on 12 June 2007, will seek to remove the veto which permits ministers to overrule decisions of the Information Commissioner’s Office and Information Tribunal.

The bill will aim to limit the time allowed for public authorities to respond to requests involving consideration of the public interest and to amend the definition of public authorities. It will also try to bring school academies and large private contractors working for public authorities within the scope of the legislation.

(KableNet)

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