House of Commons
Publications on the internet
Public Administration Committee Publications
|Public Administration - Third Report|
Here you can browse the report that was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 28 July 1999.
The long road to Freedom of Information
Considering legislation in draft
What is Freedom of Information for?
Striking the right balance
Learning from elsewhere
From principles to legislation
The public interest: who judges?
Reasons for administrative decisions
Codes of Practice
From Open Government to Freedom of Information
Does the Bill strike the right balance?
A purpose clause
Exclusions and Exemptions
How many exemptions?
Contents-based exemptions: the harm test
Information accessible to the public by other means and information intended for future publication (clauses 16 and 17)
Bodies dealing with security matters and national security (clauses 18 and 19)
Investigations (clause 25) and law enforcement (clause 26)
Decision-making and policy formulation (clause 28)
Personal information (clause 31)
Information provided in confidence (clause 32)
Commercial interests (clause 34)
Third parties: "Reverse Freedom of Information"
Prohibitions on disclosure (clause 35)
Power to confer additional exemptions by order (clause 36)
"Jigsaw" exemption (clause 37)
Applications under the Bill
Fees and charges
Information Commissioner and the Information Tribunal
The Commissioner's powers
Self-incrimination (clause 44(7))
The Information Tribunal
The Commissioner and other complaints authorities
The Commissioner and Parliament (clause 42)
Annex 2: Table comparing provisions of the Code, White Paper and Draft Bill
Annex 3: Table comparing the exemptions in the Draft Bill with those in foreign legislation
Annex 4: Comparison of administrative provisions in Freedom of Information legislation
|© Parliamentary copyright 1999||Prepared 29 July 1999|