Thursday, May 13, 2004

Access to Information conference

The conference yesterday was an excellent event, with some great speakers. I will post a full conference report on the blog in a few days. In the meantime it is worth summarising the main points that emerged about the DCA timetable for implementation:

The DCA timeline:

May - monitoring systems (Central Government), systems requirement and training guide
June - new FOI website, e-network for practioners and FOI brand
July - central government guidance (first edition)
Aug -fees order

Richard Thomas (information Commissioner) and Lord Falcolner appeared on Radio 4 "Today" programme yesterday to talk about FOI: listen here

Also see.....

Press release
Ministerial freedom of information vetoes must be open to public scrutiny
says Information Commissioner
12th May 2004

IC website

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