Freedom of Information Act

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 18th March 2014.

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Photo of Simon Hughes Simon Hughes The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice 11:30 am, 18th March 2014

I well understand my hon. Friend’s point. There will be two consultations this year: first, on precisely such issues about the scope of the current legislation to make sure that it is not abused while we retain freedom of information as a principle of Government; and secondly, on extending it to other areas where we have not gone so far.