Tom Brake MP (Lib Dem) will introduce this Ten Minute Rule Bill in the House of Commons next Tuesday 12 June. The Bill would remove ministers' power to veto decisions of the Information Commissioner and Information Tribunal, limit the time by which public authorities can extend the normal 20 day limit for responding to requests to consider the public interest and amend the definition of public authorities.
See House of Commons Future Business Part D:
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (AMENDMENT) (No. 2)More to follow on this later.
That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to remove the provisions permitting Ministers to overrule decisions of the Information Commissioner and Information Tribunal; to limit the time allowed for public authorities to respond to requests involving consideration of the public interest; to amend the definition of public authorities; and for connected purposes.