Friday, June 22, 2007

UK Freedom of Information Blog

UK Freedom of Information Blog
Maclean Bill fails to progress in Lords

David Maclean MP's Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill has so far not found a sponsor in the House of Lords and cannot now be introduced before the summer recess. If a sponsor is found, it is possible that the Bill could still be introduced in October. However, time is running out and the government would probably have to make time available for it, if it were to stand any chance of making progress. It seems unlikely that this would happen while the bill is in its current form. But it is conceivable that someone might still seek to take the bill forward in a highly truncated form (eg by proposing to restrict it to deal solely with MPs' correspondence on behalf of individual constituents).

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