Association of Chief Police Officers: Freedom of Information

Home Department written question – answered at on 28 February 2011.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Leader of the Green Party

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 31 January 2011, Official Report, column 664W, on police: freedom of information, for what reasons the Association of Chief Police Officers will not be brought within the scope of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 with immediate effect.

Photo of Nick Herbert Nick Herbert Minister of State (Ministry of Justice and Home Office) , The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice

The Government have said that they plan to bring the Association of Chief Police Officers within the scope of the Freedom of Information Act. This requires an order to be laid before Parliament designating the Association of Chief Police Officers as a public authority for the purposes of the Act. The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, my right hon. and learned Friend Mr Clarke, intends to introduce this order in the spring, to commence as soon as practicable.

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