Freedom of Information Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 10:30 pm on 14th November 2000.

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Photo of Lord Lucas Lord Lucas Conservative 10:30 pm, 14th November 2000

My Lords, was I right in understanding the noble and learned Lord to say that the information commissioner, if she comes to review a decision under this clause, will be entirely unrestricted in how much weight she chooses to give to the prejudice? In other words, she could entirely discount the views of the qualified person as to the quantum of the prejudice.