Posts Tagged ‘FoI’

Parliamentary Bill – #wco FoI (Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill 2010-11)

27/04/2011

Brake, Tom raised an interesting point.

Subject(s): FoI; Democracy; Scrutiny

A Bill to amend the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to remove provisions permitting Ministers to overrule decisions of the Information Commissioner and Information Tribunal; to limit the time allowed for public authorities to respond to requests involving consideration of the public interest; to amend the definition of public authorities; and for connected purposes.

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More information can be read at:
http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2010-11/freedomofinformationamendment.html

Published: 07/09/2011 16:50:00
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Gov Ministerial Statement – #wco FoI (House of Lords: Information Commissioner)

20/02/2011

McNally, Tom raised an interesting point.

Subject(s): FoI; Democracy; Scrutiny

On 7 January 2011, the Government announced their intention to enhance the independence of the Information Commissioner as part of a wider package of measures to extend the Freedom of Information Act. ….

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More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wms/?id=2011-02-16a.80.2

Published: 16/02/2011 12:00:00
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Gov Ministerial Statement – #wco FoI (Justice: FoI: Commencement of Certain Provisions)

22/01/2011

Clarke, Kenneth raised an interesting point.

Subject(s): FoI; Governance; Scrutiny

On Friday 7 January 2011, the Ministry of Justice announced the Government’s plans to extend the scope of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and to further increase transparency in public affairs. The Government will bring forward a number of measures to bring those plans into effect: …

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More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wms/?id=2011-01-18a.34WS.4

Published: 18/01/2011 15:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – #wco FoI (Justice: Freedom of Information: Public Expenditure)

16/11/2010

Leslie, Charlotte raised an interesting point.

Subject(s): FoI; Money; Scrutiny

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which bodies funded solely from the public purse are not public authorities for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Comment by #wco: We would suggest that rather than an inclusive list as Schedule 1, there is an exception list – by default, ALL public funded bodies to be included. In addition, where public bodies create other entities, including commercial partnerships, then these derivative bodies are covered by the Act too. This loophole allows councils to create companies (eg housing association partnerships) that can hide performance, policy and frustrate any scrutiny on their activities.

Other contacts: Djanogly, Jonathan

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2010-11-01c.20852.h

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Published: 01/11/2010 00:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – #wco FoI (Justice: Freedom of Information: Legislation)

10/09/2010

Bain, William raised an interesting point.

Subject(s): FoI;

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he plans to take to extend the scope of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Other contacts: Djanogly, Jonathan

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2010-09-07a.13237.h

Published: 07/09/2010 00:00:00
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News & Information – #FoI Act (ICO to take tougher enforcement against Public Bodies)

22/07/2010

Somebody raised an interesting point.

Subject(s): FoI Act Legislation

Today the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) sets out the measures that public authorities will face if they routinely fail to meet the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR). Organisations will face action from the ICO if they regularly fail to issue a response on time, refuse to disclose information without specifying an exemption, or if they fail to respond to a request altogether. The tougher approach to enforcing the Freedom of Information Act will ensure individuals get speedier responses from public bodies. …

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More information can be read at:
http://www.ico.gov.uk/upload/documents/pressreleases/2010/enforcement_policy_200710.pdf

http://www.ico.gov.uk/upload/documents/library/freedom_of_information/detailed_specialist_guides/freedom_of_information_regulatory_action_policy.pdf

Published: 21/07/2010 00:00:00


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