Thursday, July 15, 2010

MoJ publishes milestones for FOI reforms

A draft Structural Reform Plan has been published by the Ministry of Justice. Structural Reform Plans were announced by the Prime Minister in a speech at the Civil Service Live event on 8 July 2010. Each department must publish a plan setting out clear priorities and milestones for implementation of the reforms set out in the Coalition Agreement

The milestones set out in the MoJ plan for civil liberties reforms are:
A. Mechanism to prevent unnecessary criminal offences announced Jul 2010
B. Publish proposals for the storage of internet and e-mail records Nov 2010
C. Commission on UK Bill of Rights established 2011
D. Draft Defamation Bill for the reform of libel laws published for pre-legislative scrutiny Mar 2011
E. Freedom of Information Act 2000 extended Nov 2011
F. Freedom Bill passed Nov 2011
View the Structural Reform Plan here.

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