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Petition on fixed time limits for internal reviews of FOI requests

John Cross has started an e-petition calling on the Government to introduce a statutory time limit for internal reviews of FOI requests:

Introduce legislation to create a fixed time limit of 20 workings days for public bodies to complete internal reviews under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The present system with no statutory limit is open to abuse and long delays reduce public confidence in the work of public bodies and civil servants. Information is most valuable when it is current and up to date.

The petition’s closing date is 12 August 2012. Sign up here.

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