Freedom of Information (Amendment) (No 2) Bill 2006-07

Out-Law Guide | 19 Jul 2007 | 10:11 am |

This is a Private Members Bill introduced by Tom Brake which seeks to amend the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to: remove the provisions permitting Ministers to overrule decisions of the Informati...

This is a Private Members Bill introduced by Tom Brake which seeks to amend the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to:

  • remove the provisions permitting Ministers to overrule decisions of the Information Commissioner and Information Tribunal;
  • limit the time allowed for public authorities to respond to requests involving consideration of the public interest; and
  • amend the definition of public authorities.

Introduced in June 2007, subsequent amendments may have been made but not incorporated into the original version of Bill

Homepage for the Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill on UK Parliament website.

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