Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill — Third Reading — 18 May 2007 at 13:46
The majority of MPs voted in favour of a Bill which would have excluded Parliament from the scope of Freedom of Information law and explicitly exempted correspondence between a Member of Parliament and a public authority from disclosure.
Owing to no member of the House of Lords picking it up, the proposal was deliberately lost in the Parliamentary process.
- remove the provisions permitting Ministers to overrule decisions of the Information Commissioner and Information Tribunal;
- limit the time allowed for public authorities to respond to requests involving consideration of the public interest; and
- amend the definition of public authorities.
But the session ended before it could reach a debate.
-  Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill to the Freedom of Information Act 2000
-  MP secrecy bill without sponsor, BBC News, 14 June 2007
-  Freedom of Information (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, House of Lords, June 2007
-  Tom Brake MP, House of Commons, 12 June 2007
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