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Justice Committee hears from Information Commissioner on Government’s FOI proposals

On 5 February 2013, the Justice Committee held a one-off evidence session on the work of the Information Commissioner’s Office. The session provided an opportunity for the Committee to hear the ICO’s views on the Government’s proposals to make it easier for authorities to FOI refuse requests on costs grounds and revise its policy on

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Scottish Government to remove absolute exemption for Royal communications from FOI Bill

The Scottish Government has announced its intention to remove the absolute exemption for information relating to communications with the Queen, the Heir and the second in line to the throne from its Freedom of Information (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill. In its Stage 1 report on the Bill the Scottish Parliament’s Finance Committee said it “remained unconvinced of

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Government appealing ruling on disclosure of 20+ year old Rowntree takeover papers

The Government are reported to be seeking to appeal against the recent decision by the Information Rights Tribunal (Cabinet Office v IC, EA/2011/0263) ordering the disclosure of information relating to the controversial takeover of Rowntree Mackintosh by Nestle in 1988. At the time of the request the disputed information was at least 22 years old

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