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30 Year Rule Review

Justice written question – answered on 18th June 2009.

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Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve Shadow Attorney General, Shadow Secretary of State

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his response is to the recommendation of the Review of the Thirty Year Rule that reducing the period should be phased through the release of two years' worth of material each year.

Photo of Jack Straw Jack Straw The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

The Prime Minister announced to the House on 10 June 2009, Hansard, column 797, that the Government will reduce the 30 year rule to 20 years.

The Ministry of Justice will respond to the detailed recommendations of the Dacre Review by the summer.

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barbara richards
Posted on 19 Jun 2009 10:52 am (Report this annotation)

Big deal, isn't it?

Most of the secrets this government try to hide have nothing to do with national security, and everything to do with covering up institutional corruption.