Freedom of Information (Extension) bill

Explanatory Notes

What these notes do 

These Explanatory Notes relate to the Freedom of Information (Extension) Bill as introduced in the House of Commons on 19 July 2017 (Bill 23).

· These Explanatory Notes have been prepared by the Public Bill Office on behalf of Andy Slaughter MP in order to assist the reader of the bill. They do not form part of the bill and have not been endorsed by Parliament.

· These Explanatory Notes explain what each part of the Bill will mean in practice; provide background information on the development of policy; and provide additional information on how the bill will affect existing legislation in this area.

· These Explanatory Notes might best be read alongside the Bill. They are not, and are not intended to be, a comprehensive description of the Bill.

· The "English Votes for English Laws" (EVEL) provisions of the Standing Orders of the House of Commons related to public business do not apply to Private Members’ Bills. Therefore, these notes do not discuss the application of those Standing Orders.


Prepared 11th June 2018