Results 1–20 of 1306 for "freedom of information act"

Written Answers — Department for Education: Grammar Schools (14 Mar 2018)

Nick Gibb: The locations of the three schools that contacted the Department were withheld under Section 36(2)(c) of the Freedom of Information Act. Disclosure of the information would be likely otherwise to prejudice the effective conduct of public affairs. A public interest test was carried out and the decision to withhold this information is maintained. One of the three schools that contacted the...

Public Bill Committee: Data Protection Bill [Lords]: Exemptions etc from the gdpr (13 Mar 2018)

Victoria Atkins: .... First, I was asked who decides the definition of effective immigration control in the schedule. That is an established term of art. It is used, for example, in the Immigration Act 2014. The Freedom of Information Act 2000 uses a similar term, namely “the operation of the immigration controls”. In the context of the schedule, we have adopted a wraparound term such as that,...

Public Bill Committee: Data Protection Bill [Lords]: Meaning of “public authority” and “public body” (13 Mar 2018)

Margot James: Clause 7 defines the meaning of “public authority” for the purposes of the GDPR. Generally speaking, “public authority” will have the same meaning as the definition used in the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Those Acts list a wide range of public authorities, including Departments, local authorities and NHS bodies. As...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit Update (8 Mar 2018)

Esther McVey: ...Committee, published a report into the Universal Credit Project Assessment Reviews. From this publication, the House will be aware that my Department has been involved in a request under the Freedom of Information Act, for the release of the Project Assessment Reviews conducted between March 2012 and October 2015 on the Universal Credit Programme. Project Assessment Reviews are an...

Public Bill Committee: Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [Lords]: Review by appropriate Minister of regulations under section 1 (1 Mar 2018)

Helen Goodman: ...and the dispatch of youth militias and war veterans to crush the opposition. The Treasury was asked to give some information about what had happened, including the amounts and the sale of the shares. When it responded, it relied on an exemption under the Freedom of Information Act, which prohibits disclosing information that is incompatible with any EU obligation. The UK had signed up to...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Charity Commission: Public Appointments (26 Feb 2018)

Tracey Crouch: The name(s) of the candidate(s) found appointable by the Advisory Assessment Panel will not be published, as this is classified as personal data under Section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and the Data Protection Act 1998. More broadly, it would be unfair to those who apply for public appointments, but who are not successful, to have their names published, and could discourage...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Freedom of Information (26 Feb 2018)

Richard Burgon: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 his Department has received in each month since May 2010; how many responses given in each of those months disclosed (a) the full information requested, (b) part of the information requested with some information withheld under exemptions in the 2000 Act and (c) none of the information requested.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railway Track: Construction (22 Feb 2018)

Baroness Sugg: The information requested is being withheld under section 22 (1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 because it is intended for future publication. In applying this exemption we have had to balance the public interest in withholding or disclosing the report. The Department for Transport found the balance to be in favour of withholding at this time. The request raised complex public...

Disabled People: Social Care - Question (20 Feb 2018)

Baroness Brinton: My Lords, the charity Together for Short Lives last year put in a Freedom of Information Act request and found that one in five local authorities and one in six CCGs have absolutely no provision for respite care short breaks for the most seriously ill and disabled children. Since then we have received reports from across the country of more and more centres under threat or actually closing,...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Financial Reporting Council: Public Appointments (20 Feb 2018)

Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted: ...Sir John Sunderland to the Board of the Financial Reporting Council, what account they took of the fact that he was reappointed by the Temporary Nominations Committee (TNC), as set out in Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request ONS/FOI/2017/3410 in late 2017; whether the existence of the TNC had been made public prior to the release of that FOIA response; if so, when; and what was the...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dogs: Animal Breeding (8 Feb 2018)

George Eustice: ...are responsible for issuing licences for dog breeders. However, according to a report by Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in 2015 entitled Licensed Dog Breeding in Great Britain and based on a Freedom of Information Act request of all local authorities, there were 895 licensed dog breeders in Great Britain.

Freedom of Information (Amendment) (31 Jan 2018)

Louise Haigh: given to bring in a Bill to make provision for the disclosure of information held by public authorities or by persons contracted to provide services for them or on their behalf; to amend the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and for connected purposes. Nearly 20 years on from the revolution of the Freedom of Information Act, this Bill would extend its parameters into the unaccountable...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bahrain: Finance (24 Jan 2018)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: well as upon completion of each individual project. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has provided numerous updates on its programme work in its annual Human Rights reports, as well as through Freedom of Information Act requests. This information can be found on the website. Many of our projects focus on capacity building and the impact of our work has been, and continues to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Business of the House (18 Jan 2018)

Andrew Slaughter: ...of housing for human habitation, especially as it represents a damascene conversion from their previous stance. Will the Government also support my private Member’s Bill on the extension of the Freedom of Information Act to private sector companies that undertake public sector contracts? Such an extension might have alerted us sooner to the chaos at Carillion that both the company...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Financial Reporting Council (16 Jan 2018)

Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted: ...Government whether the Financial Reporting Council has met all the obligations required of public bodies, in particular relating to (1) procurement, (2) recruitment, (3) remuneration, and (4) the Freedom of Information Act 2000, since its establishment; and if not, for how long, if at all, it has met all the obligations in each category.

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) (11 Dec 2017)

Lord Clement-Jones: .... It is very important that this is on the record and that it is very clear what the formulation means. It would have been much more straightforward to have approached the subject directly in the Freedom of Information Act, but that is not the way the Government have chosen to help alumni fundraising in universities. In talking about universities, I should declare an interest as chairman...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Local Government: Elections (11 Dec 2017)

Chris Skidmore: We are currently considering a request, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, for related information. On the one hand, the Government needs to take account of the public interest of making its decisions as transparently as possible. But on the other hand, we must also ensure policy decisions are informed by a free and frank exchange of views about all available options, and a clear...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigrants: Detainees (27 Nov 2017)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: ...'s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that Freedom of Information requests on the use of immigration detention for pregnant women are responded to within the deadlines specified by the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (6th Day) (22 Nov 2017)

...b) substitute—“(b) the commission of an offence under—(i) a provision of the Data Protection Act 2017 other than paragraph 15 of Schedule 15 (obstruction of execution of warrant etc), or(ii) sections 76C or 77 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (offences of disclosing information and altering etc records with intent to prevent disclosure).”Local Government Act...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Higher Education: Private Sector (21 Nov 2017)

Jo Johnson: ..., which can be designated for student support purposes by the department. At the same time, some privately run institutions may be subject to obligations imposed on public authorities (e.g. the Freedom of Information Act 2000). As a result of the Higher Education and Research Act 2017, the Office for Students will regulate all registered English higher education providers through its...

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