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Freedom of Information (Amendment) (No.2) Bill 2006-07

Private Members' Bill - Introduced by Tom Brake

Progress of Bill including links to debates

Key to abbreviations 
C C C C C L L L L L    
1R 2R Comm Rep 3R 1R 2R Comm Rep 3R PP RA
12.06.07                      

Related Business Papers

Commons
12 June 07 Bill 121 06-07PDF Bill as Introduced - pdf version
12 June 07 Bill 121 06-07 Bill as Introduced - html version

About the Bill

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.

About Private Members' Bills

Private Members' Bills are Public Bills introduced by MPs and Lords who aren't government ministers. As with other Public Bills their purpose is to change the law as it applies to the general population

About Bill Stages

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