Wednesday, October 06, 2010

FoI discussed at Lib Dem fringe meeting

The Campaign for Freedom of Information held a fringe meeting at the Liberal Democrat conference in Liverpool on 18 September 2010. The meeting was addressed by Lord McNally, the minister responsible for freedom of information, and Sir Alan Beith MP, the chair of the House of Commons Justice Committee. A brief summary of what they said is available here.

At the meeting, Lord McNally confirmed that an announcement would be made later this year following a review of FOI issues.  He said: "what the coalition has committed itself to is an examination of how the Freedom of Information Act has worked, where it could be extended within its present powers and where it might be extended by primary legislation."

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