Friday, April 25, 2008

CFOI submission to 30 year rule review

The Campaign for Freedom of Information has responded to the review of the 30 year rule set up by the Prime Minister. The response summarises the 7 Information Tribunal decisions to date dealing with advice or internal discussion and points out that in almost every case the Tribunal has held that disclosure should have taken place at the time of the request, a few years or months after the decision. It says that this material should now be proactively released after 15 years, though if necessary, the reduction could be brought in in two stages, starting with 20 years initially.

Read the full response here (pdf).

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