Freedom of Information Act gives protection to royal secrets – The Times

Posted June 15th, 2010 in archives, news by sally

“The Royal Family and the Royal Household were exempted from direct requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The Royal Household was not included in the Act’s definition of a public authority, so members of the public are unable to access information held in the Royal Archives. Public bodies can be asked to release information that may include details about the Royal Family, but protection also covers communications between public bodies, such as government departments, and the Royal Family or Royal Household.”

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The Times, 15th June 2010