Results 1–20 of 1272 for "freedom of information act"

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Chris Bryant: ... the hon. Member for Stone (Sir William Cash) came up to me and said, “No, you’re completely and utterly wrong. The greatest constitutional expert in this country”—I think he might have meant himself—“tells me that section 75 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives the Government the right to change the Act itself by statutory instrument”....

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (7 Sep 2017)

Bill Cash: ...to make such provision as may be made by the Act of Parliament itself. There are hosts of examples—including, if I may say so to the Opposition and the shadow Secretary of State, section 75 of the Freedom of Information Act, where the amendment was made within the Act and passed by the Labour party. Let us not get hypocritical about this under any circumstances; this procedure is not...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: Procurement (7 Sep 2017)

Caroline Nokes: The exemption under section 43 of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) enquiry allows a public authority to withhold information on the grounds that it would or would be likely to prejudice commercial interests. The Crown Commercial Service has not invoked this exemption for any FOIA relating to the Mystery Shopper Service.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration Controls (20 Jul 2017)

Brandon Lewis: This information is exempt from disclosure under sections 31(1) (a) & (e) of the Freedom of Information Act due to the potential to compromise National border security.

Bills Presented: Freedom of Information (Extension) Bill (19 Jul 2017)

...Bill to make providers of social housing, local safeguarding children boards, Electoral Registration Officers, Returning Officers and the Housing Ombudsman public authorities for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act 2000; to make information held by persons contracting with public authorities subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000; to extend the powers of the Information...

Immigration Act 2016: Section 67 (19 Jul 2017)

Tim Farron: ...here. When do the Government expect to fulfil this measly commitment, and will the Minister give us a date today? I say that it is a measly commitment because the UK should do so much more. Freedom of Information Act requests show that local councils have voluntarily offered to accept 1,572 more children in addition to those they already support. Does the Minister know this? In light of...

Road Infrastructure — [Mrs Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (5 Jul 2017)

Lilian Greenwood: ...-grabbing claims taking precedence over realistic pledges. I therefore suggest that those who are dusting down their bids for a bypass do not start to celebrate just yet. Internal Highways England minutes that I obtained through the Freedom of Information Act blamed the cost increased on a “lack of focus on affordability in an environment where an emphasis has been placed on the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Universities: Freedom of Information (5 Jul 2017)

Jo Johnson: The Government has no plans to amend the application of the Freedom of Information Act to universities.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Department for Education: Freedom of Information (26 Apr 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: All officials within the Department, as part of their day-to-day work, may respond to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 within their own areas of responsibility. These are subject to clearance by senior officials.

Petition - Fairer Funding Formula for School Pupils in Macclesfield Constituency and the Cheshire East Local Authority Area: Contaminated Blood (25 Apr 2017)

Nicola Blackwood: Of course, that was only part of the picture, because further documents have been disclosed. The Department has published all relevant information that it holds on blood safety, in line with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. All papers that are available for the period between 1970 and 1985, amounting to more than 5,500 documents, have been published on the Department of Health website, as...

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Workers’ services provided to public sector through intermediaries (25 Apr 2017)

...of this Chapter only if the primary-healthcare provider— (a) has a registered patient list for the purposes of relevant medical-services regulations, (b) is within paragraph 43A in Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (providers of primary healthcare services in England and Wales) by reason of being a person providing primary dental services, (c) is within...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Aviation: Diego Garcia (25 Apr 2017)

Alan Duncan: A request for disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 was declined by the Department for Transport on the grounds that disclosure would be likely to prejudice relations between the United Kingdom and another State under section 27(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Freedom of Information (24 Apr 2017)

Simon Kirby: .... Officials are supported by a team of eight full time equivalents in the Information Rights Unit whose primary role is to oversee, coordinate and ensure the department’s obligations under the Freedom of Information Act are fulfilled.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Mobile Phones (24 Apr 2017)

Lord Harris of Haringey: ...’s Government, in the light of the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 21 March (HL5825), whether the information requested would be available from the Departments concerned under the Freedom of Information Act 2000; if not, why not; and if so, why it cannot be provided in answer to a Question for Written Answer.

National Citizen Service Bill [HL] - Commons Amendments (4 Apr 2017)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: .... When the Bill was introduced in this House, Clause 13 provided that the extent of the Bill was England and Wales only. Schedule 2, however, contains four consequential amendments to other Acts: for example, the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Equality Act 2010. Those Acts have extent beyond England and Wales. When consequential amendments are made to those other Acts, they should...

Digital Economy Bill - Report (3rd Day) (Continued) (29 Mar 2017)

...Schedule 1 (interpretation of the data protection principles) in paragraph 5 omit paragraph (b) and the “or” preceding that paragraph.(6) In Part 1 of Schedule 5 (the Information Commissioner) in paragraph 9(1)(destination of fees etc) after “the Freedom of Information Act 2000” insert “and all charges received by the Commissioner under regulations under...

Digital Economy Bill - Report (3rd Day) (29 Mar 2017)

Lord Maxton: Can the Minister tell the House what other form of taxation—I accept his definition that the licence fee is a tax—is not covered by the Freedom of Information Act?

Local Audit (Public Access to Documents) Bill: Inspection of accounting records by journalists and citizen journalists (24 Mar 2017)

Wendy Morton: ...commercially sensitive information. It is important that some information, the disclosure of which would prejudice commercial confidentiality, should remain exempt from rights of inspection. Similar provisions exist in the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and I do not believe that my Bill is the right place to challenge those provisions, which could easily be the subject of a separate...

Public Bill Committee: Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill: Consultation on the collection and use of data from automated and electric vehicles (23 Mar 2017)

Greg Knight: Reflecting back on the intervention I took about the Freedom of Information Act, would the Government car service be covered by such a provision?

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Freedom of Information (23 Mar 2017)

Alan Duncan: In line with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics, the Government publishes statistics on the operation of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 within central government, including on timeliness. These can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/government-foi-sta tistics


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