Justice committee’s report on FOIA – Commentary on the ss.35 & 36 recommendations – Panopticon

Posted July 27th, 2012 in freedom of information, government departments, news, veto by sally

“As Tim Pitt-Payne QC commented in his post on the report earlier today, the Committee’s report has not landed a bombshell in the middle of the FOIA landscape. To a very large extent, the report endorses the current structure and content of the legislation, something which the Commissioner clearly welcomes. However, whilst the Committee has largely resisted calls for FOIA to be amended, it has commented fairly extensively on how the Act should be applied in practice. This commentary is doubtless going to influence the evolution of FOIA case-law for the foreseeable future.”

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Panopticon, 26th July 2012

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