Thursday, December 14, 2006

Department for Constitutional Affairs publish consultation document on fees

The consultation document is published on the DCA website and contains full details of the scope of the consultation exercise and details of how to be involved in the project. The consultation will end on 8/3/2007.

The Government has drafted amended FOI fees regulations which will allow public authorities to take into account more comprehensively the work involved in dealing with an FOI request. This consultation asks for views on the draft Regulations.

Consultation paper [PDF 214kb, 53 pages]
Summary of questions [PDF 319kb, 2 pages]

This is good news in that a more transparent process is now in place and there is more time to put some considered responses together. I'll post some further comments once I've read through in detail.

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