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30 year rule

Welcome for positive moves on FOI

The Campaign for Freedom of Information has welcomed the government’s decision, announced today, to drop proposals to restrict the Freedom of Information Act. Instead the government has announced that it will consult on extending the scope of the Act to certain kinds of private bodies and on changing the 30 year rule.

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FOI and journalists

A version of this article by Maurice Frankel appeared in Press Gazette on 17 December 2004 After a four year delay to allow public authorities to prepare, the Freedom of Information Act finally comes into force on January 1st. It should provide journalists with a valuable tool for looking behind the gloss and spin at

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