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Freedom of Information Act 2000

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 22nd July 2015.

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Photo of Paul Flynn Paul Flynn Labour, Newport West

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the contribution of the Secretary of State for Justice of 23 June 2015, Official Report, column 753, what his timetable is for revisiting the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and what changes he plans to make to that Act.

Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The Government announced on 17 July the establishment of an independent, cross-party, Commission on the Freedom of Information Act. The Written Ministerial Statement to announce the Commission, and the transfer of policy responsibility for the Act to the Cabinet Office, is available here:- https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/freedom-of-information-new-commission.

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