Freedom of Information Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 8:45 pm on 14th November 2000.

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Photo of Lord Archer of Sandwell Lord Archer of Sandwell Labour 8:45 pm, 14th November 2000

moved Amendment No. 36:

Page 16, line 34, at end insert ("and its disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice any such investigation or proceedings.

( ) For the purpose of subsection (1), in considering whether a disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice any investigation or proceedings, a public authority shall in particular have regard to whether the disclosure would be likely to deter any witness from making a statement or giving evidence in connection with any such investigation or proceedings.").