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Lord McNally: Govt considering how best to extend FOI Act

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Question Asked by Lord Lucas

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Freedom of Information Act 2000 will be extended to academies, examination boards, the Higher Education Statistics Agency and the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services.[HL55]

The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (Lord McNally): The Government intend to extend the scope of the Freedom of Information Act to provide greater transparency. We are currently considering how best to give effect to this aim, one option for which is making further bodies subject to the Act.

3 Jun 2010 : Column WA7

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