Clause 1

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

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Photo of Tim Boswell Tim Boswell Conservative, Daventry 10:30 am, 7th February 2007

To qualify slightly the intervention by my hon. Friend the Member for Mid-Worcestershire, does my right hon. Friend agree that the test is, as much as anything else, about simplicity? If the correspondence is absolutely privileged, that is a clear message that will be understood by anybody, however large their compliance department or degree of sophistication. If there is a doubt, it is likely that confusions will happen and occasionally confidences will be breached.