Thursday, September 16, 2004

FOI in the news

JOURNALISTS 'ignorant' on vital tool of the trade

BRIEF encounters
"There are equally alarming signs that government departments and local authorities may not be ready to implement the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in January - despite having five years to get ready. Announcing an urgent inquiry yesterday by the Commons Constitutional Affairs Committee, the chairman, Alan Beith, said it would consider "whether there has been sufficient time given for that preparation and whether support from central government has been effective and timely".

'POLICE should open up to cut fear of crime' - SoE chief

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