Friday, June 17, 2005

Falconer attacks culture of secrecy

"THE LORD Chancellor will mount a strong attack today on the “culture of secrecy” in Whitehall as he announces that up to 200 laws are to be repealed to let more information be released. Lord Falconer of Thoroton will say that since the Freedom of Information Act was introduced on January 1, the Government has disclosed 10,000 pieces of information."

From The Times

From the DCA website:

Freedom of Information: Review of Statutory Prohibitions on Disclosure [PDF 220kb]
Report on the government’s review of statutory prohibitions on disclosure. This report sets out all the enactments which have been reviewed and indicates whether the government intends to repeal or amend them using powers in the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Accessible version of report in two parts to download more quickly:

Full report - part 1 [PDF 192kb]
Full report - part 2 [PDF 232kb]

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