Clause 1

Part of Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:30 am on 7th February 2007.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of David Maclean David Maclean Chair, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee), Chair, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee), Chair, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee), Chair, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) 10:30 am, 7th February 2007

I beg to move amendment No. 1, in clause 1, page 1, line 3, leave out subsections (2) and (3) and insert—

‘(2) In Part 1 of Schedule 1 (public authorities) omit paragraphs 2 and 3 (which relate to the House of Commons and House of Lords).

(3) After section 34 insert—

“34A Communications with members of the House of Commons

(1) Information is exempt information if it is held only by virtue of being contained in any communication between a member of the House of Commons, acting in his capacity as such, and a public authority.

(2) The duty to confirm or deny does not arise in relation to information which is (or if it were held by the public authority to which the request is made would be) exempt information by virtue of subsection (1).’.

(4) In section 63 (removal of exemptions: historical records generally), in subsection (1), after “33”, insert “34A,”.

(5) Omit the following—

(a) section 2(3)(e),

(b) section 36(5)(d) and (e) and (7), and

(c) in section 81(4), the words “on behalf of either House of Parliament or”.’.