Justice CommitteeWritten evidence from Joe and Celia Kelly

We understand that the House of Commons Justice Committee, of which you are the Chair, is conducting an inquiry into the operation of the Freedom of Information Act. Please will you make it clear to Government ministers that it is not acceptable to refuse to disclose vital documents which would inform MPs’ decision making during the progress of legislation through parliament.

The Health and Social Care Act was passed through parliament without the benefit of the information in the Transitional List Register which the FOI office had instructed should be released.

Government ministers’ refusal to release such information is absolutely outrageous in a free society.

May 2012

Prepared 25th July 2012