Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Treasury accused as cost of information soars

David Hencke, Westminster correspondent
Tuesday May 18, 2004 The Guardian

"The Treasury is being accused of attempting to sabotage the Freedom of Information Act, which comes into force in January, by introducing such big fees to find documents that most people will not have the money to apply."

According to this article, it appears that changes will be made to the draft fees regulations, the full version will appear in August. Judging from the Irish experience this could have an impact (likely to be negative) on the use of the Act

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