Friday, May 25, 2007

Brown to kill off fees regulations proposals

From The Telegraph:
"Gordon Brown is poised to kill off moves by the Lord Chancellor to water down the Freedom of Information Act, it became clear last night.
The Lord Chancellor's proposals would mean the cost of inquiries included the time that officials took to decide whether to accede to a request, not just the time it took to track down the information. Sources said last night that Mr Brown felt Lord Falconer's plans were unsustainable.

However, while the Chancellor is prepared to block them when he moves into No 10, he believes that Richard Thomas, the Information Commissioner, needs to beef up his response to genuinely vexatious inquiries."

Full story here.

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