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Reply from the Prime Minister to the Campaign’s joint letter about the introduction of Freedom of Information legislation

10 DOWNING STREET LONDON SW1A 2AA THE PRIME MINISTER                                                                                                                                                           14 December 1998   Thank you for your letter of 19 November. The Government is committed to publishing a draft Bill on Freedom of Information in the current session of Parliament. The Home Secretary announced in the House on 30 November, that he hoped that the draft […]

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Secrets and lies

A version of this article by the Campaign’s director, Maurice Frankel, appeared in The Guardian on 18 August 1998 Freedom of information is in trouble. The reform has provisionally been dropped from next year’s legislative programme. Responsibility has been transferred to the Home Secretary, Jack Straw, reportedly the leading critic of David Clark’s white paper

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No more secrets, please!

A slightly edited version of this article by the Campaign’s director, Maurice Frankel, appeared in The Independent on Sunday on 26 July 1998 The next few days will be crucial for one of the government’s longest awaited reforms. Labour has been committed to introducing a Freedom of Information (FOI) Act for almost 25 years. It

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