Freedom of Information Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 10:55 pm on 14th November 2000.

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Photo of Lord MacKay of Ardbrecknish Lord MacKay of Ardbrecknish Crossbench 10:55 pm, 14th November 2000

moved Amendment No. 49:

Page 24, line 21, at end insert--

("( ) Where information is exempt only by virtue of the fact that it is--

(a) information to which subsection (2) applies by virtue of the fact that the first condition referred to in that subsection is satisfied; and

(b) that condition would not be satisfied if the data subject consents to the disclosure, the authority shall, if it is reasonable in all the circumstances to do so, take reasonable steps to enquire whether the data subject consents to the disclosure.").