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“Deeply disappointing” information bill “weaker than Conservatives’ openness code”

The Campaign for Freedom of Information said it was deeply disappointed by the government’s draft Freedom of Information (FoI) bill published today. [1]  “This is not just a major retreat from the government’s own white paper. In key areas the bill is weaker than the openness code introduced by the Conservatives” it said.

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Government rejection of Macpherson information proposals regretted

The Campaign for Freedom of Information said it regretted that the government had not accepted the Macpherson report’s recommendations on freedom of information (FOI). The Macpherson report called for information about all areas of policing to be covered by an FOI Act. However the government’s response to the report published today [March 23] says that “information relating to an investigation or prosecution…will be exempt, as a class, from disclosure”.

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Campaign welcomes ‘impressive’ freedom of information proposals

The Campaign for Freedom of Information warmly welcomed the government’s proposals on freedom of information (FOI) published today (Your Right to Know, Cm 3818).

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