Freedom of Information Act

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 27th January 2016.

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Photo of David Winnick David Winnick Labour, Walsall North 11:30 am, 27th January 2016

Is the Minister aware that despite all his fine words, there are many, including me, who believe that the purpose of the review is to undermine the Freedom of Information Act introduced by a Labour Government? So many of the abuses that have been revealed have become known to the public only as a result of the Act. The Government should be defending freedom of information, not trying to undermine it.