Friday, May 25, 2012

Don't remove policy advice from the FOI Act: a response to Lord O'Donnell and Jack Straw

The Campaign for Freedom of Information has made a supplementary submission to the Justice Committee's inquiry on post-legislative scrutiny of the Freedom of Information Act.

The submission addresses some of the points about the Act's exemption for policy advice made by Lord O'Donnell and Jack Straw in their evidence to the Committee. It also provides further details of excessive or wasteful spending revealed by FOI which is generally not taken into account when assessing the Act's 'costs'.