Justice written question – answered on 18th June 2012.

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Photo of Gordon Banks Gordon Banks Labour, Ochil and South Perthshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to discuss with ministerial colleagues the extension of Freedom of Information legislation to charities that undertake duties assigned by a public authority.

Photo of Kenneth Clarke Kenneth Clarke The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is subject to post-legislative scrutiny by the Justice Select Committee to see how it is working in practice. The Government's “Open Data Consultation” also sought views on the types of organisations to which an open data policy would apply. A summary of the responses has been published at:

The Government will consider the recommendations of the Justice Committee, including any in relation to the scope of the FOIA, along with the evidence of the open data consultation, before bringing forward any proposals for future policy on Freedom of Information.

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