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Speeches and Transcripts

Speech by the Rt.Hon. Jack Straw MP, Home Secretary at the Campaign for Freedom of Information’s annual Awards ceremony, 7 June 1999.

Transcript of a tape recording Thanks very much Neil. I thought you were going to say we come now to the case for the prosecution. May I first of all thank the Campaign for Freedom of Information for sustaining their invitation despite an apparent slight difference of emphasis about the reception which ought to be

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Speech of the Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine of Lairg, at the presentation of the Campaign for Freedom of Information 1997 Awards, 28 April 1998

Transcript of a tape recording Before the last General Election, the Labour Party pledged to fight the culture of secrecy in Government in our manifesto. In our Manifesto, we argued that culture leads to contempt for other points of view which, in turn, leads to defective policy decisions. Ill-conceived policies lead to waste and misery.

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Conference on the FoI white paper

A transcript of the Campaign’s conference on the FoI white paper held in February 1998. Speakers: Dr David Clark MP, the minister then responsible for Freedom of Information; Elizabeth France, Data Protection Commissioner; Kevin Murphy, Information Commissioner of Ireland; Michael Tankersley, Senior Attorney, Public Citizen Litigation Group; Sheila McKechnie, Director, Consumers’ Association; Charles Ramsden, then

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Speech by the Rt.Hon. Tony Blair MP, Leader of the Labour Party at the Campaign for Freedom of Information’s annual Awards ceremony, 25 March 1996.

Transcript of a tape recording I am particularly pleased to be here to present these awards, and to present awards to such a wide range of people, some of whom have made great breakthroughs, some of whom have actually undertaken acts of very great courage, which is one of the things which came out most

Speech by the Rt.Hon. Tony Blair MP, Leader of the Labour Party at the Campaign for Freedom of Information’s annual Awards ceremony, 25 March 1996. Read More »

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