Tuesday, March 02, 2004

'No' to more liberal information regime

Financial Times; Mar 02, 2004

"The government has rejected any liberalisation of its freedom of information regime for the foreseeable future......Lord Falconer, secretary of state for constitutional affairs, yesterday turned down proposals that ministers should forego the right to veto the release of information under the Freedom of Information Act, which takes effect in January next year. He also rejected the idea that officials should use a higher test of harm before the release of information could be refused."

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