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Minister confirms timetable for academies complying with FOI Act

In response to a parliamentary question, Nick Gibb, Minister of State at the Department for Education, has confirmed that the FOI Act will apply to schools converting to academies from September 2010 and to existing academies from January 2011. Academies were brought under the Act by Paragraph 10 of Schedule 2 of the Academies Act 2010

Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Education for what reasons academies are not subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. [8620]

Jake Berry: To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he plans to make academy schools subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. [11456]

Mr Gibb: Academies are currently not subject to the provision of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000. However, the Academies Act 2010 includes a provision that extends the FOI Act to academy trusts. The FOI Act applies to academy trusts of maintained schools converting to academies from September 2010 and to academy trusts of existing academies from January 2011.

Hansard Written Answers 16 September 2010.

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