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Draft Freedom of Information Bill Committee Publications

Draft Freedom of Information Bill - First Report

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Lords to be printed 27 July 1999.


CONTENTS


REPORT



Appendix 1—Membership of the Committee

Appendix 2—List of Witnesses



ORAL EVIDENCE


Home Office represented by Lord Williams of Mostyn QC, Mr Tim Middleton,
 Mr Lee Hughes, Ms Cecelia French
Oral evidence, 29 June 1999


Campaign for Freedom of Information represented by Mr James Cornford and
 Mr Maurice Frankel
Oral evidence, 29 June 1999


Dr Herbert Burkert of the Advisory Board to DG XIII (Information Market)
Oral evidence, 6 July 1999


The Guardian Newspaper represented by Mr Alan Rusbridger, Mr David Leigh,
 Mr Richard Norton-Taylor, Ms Siobhian Butterworth and Mr David Henke
Oral evidence, 6 July 1999


Lord Butler of Brockwell
Oral evidence, 6 July 1999


Professor Peter Hennessy
Oral evidence, 6 July 1999


Office of the Information Commissioner and Ombudsman of Ireland represented by
 Mr Kevin Murphy and Mr Pat Whelan
Oral evidence, 13 July 1999


The Countess of Mar
Oral evidence, 13 July 1999


Home Office represented by Lord Williams of Mostyn QC, Mr Lee Hughes and
 Ms Rowena Collins-Rice
Oral evidence, 13 July 1999



NOTE: This report is based on the oral evidence listed above and on a large number of the written submissions sent to the Home Office in response to its consultation exercise on the draft Bill. These written submissions, which were also sent to the Commons Public Administration Committee, are not printed with this report but are available for examination in the House of Lords' Record Office (Telephone: 020 7 219 3074).



NOTE: Pages of the Report are numbered in bold type; pages of evidence are numbered in ordinary type. References in the text of the Report are as follows:


 (Q) refers to a question in oral evidence;


 
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