Freedom of Information Bill -
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Clause 49
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
260     Page 27, line 6, leave out ("Commissioner") and insert ("Ombudsman") 
  
BY THE LORD LUCAS
 
261     Page 27, line 8, at end insert ("and of any relevant codes of practice") 
262     Page 27, line 8, at end insert ("or Part VI") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
263     Page 27, line 8, at end insert (", or
    (b)  whether representations made by the complainant in accordance with section (Third party commercial interests: request for information) have been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of that section")
 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL
 
264     Page 27, line 8, at end insert ("or
    (  )  whether a public authority has incorrectly exercised its discretion under section 13(3) in refusing to inform an applicant whether it holds information, or under section 13(4) in refusing to communicate information to an applicant.
    (1A)  For the purpose of this Part a public authority shall be treated as having incorrectly exercised its discretion under section 13(3) or (4) if the Commissioner decides that he would have exercised that discretion differently, and in such a case the Commissioner shall substitute his own discretion for that of the public authority.")
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
265     Page 27, line 9, leave out ("Commissioner") and insert ("Ombudsman") 
266     Page 27, line 17, leave out ("Commissioner") and insert ("Ombudsman") 
267     Page 27, line 24, leave out ("Commissioner") and insert ("Ombudsman") 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL
 
268     Page 27, line 26, after ("1(1),") insert--
    ("(  )  has incorrectly exercised a discretion under section 13,")
 
  
BY THE LORD LUCAS
 
269     Page 27, line 27, after ("10,") insert ("11,") 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
270     Page 27, line 27, leave out (", 13") 
  
BY THE LORD LUCAS
 
271     Page 27, line 33, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  A decision notice should be issued promptly, and in any event should not, without good cause, be issued later than the twentieth working day following the date of receipt of the application.")
 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
272     Page 27, line 40, leave out subsection (7) 
  
BY THE LORD ARCHER OF SANDWELL
THE BARONESS THORNTON
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL
 
273     Page 27, line 40, leave out subsections (7) and (8) 
  
Clause 50
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
274     Page 27, line 43, leave out ("Commissioner") and insert ("Ombudsman") 
275     Page 28, line 11, leave out ("Commissioner") and insert ("Ombudsman") 
276     Page 28, line 16, leave out ("Commissioner") and insert ("Ombudsman") 
277     Page 28, line 18, leave out ("Commissioner") and insert ("Ombudsman") 
278     Page 28, line 30, leave out ("Commissioner") and insert ("Ombudsman") 
279     Page 28, line 41, leave out ("Commissioner") and insert ("Ombudsman") 
  
Clause 51
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
280     Page 28, line 44, leave out ("Commissioner") and insert ("Ombudsman") 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL
 
281     Page 28, line 45, after ("I") insert ("or has incorrectly exercised a discretion under section 13") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
282     Page 28, line 45, leave out ("Commissioner") and insert ("Ombudsman") 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL
 
283     Page 29, line 3, at end insert ("or for giving effect to the exercise of the Commissioner's discretion as substituted for that of the authority under section 49(1A)") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
284     Page 29, line 6, leave out ("Commissioner") and insert ("Ombudsman") 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL
 
285     Page 29, line 7, leave out ("and
    (b)") and insert--
    ("(  )  a statement that the Commissioner is satisfied that the authority has incorrectly exercised a discretion under section 13 and his reasons for reaching that conclusion,
and, in either case,")
 
  
BY THE LORD ARCHER OF SANDWELL
THE BARONESS THORNTON
THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
286     Page 29, line 14, leave out subsection (4) 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
287     Page 29, line 16, leave out ("Commissioner") and insert ("Ombudsman") 
  
BY THE LORD ARCHER OF SANDWELL
THE BARONESS THORNTON
 
288     Page 29, line 18, leave out subsection (6) 
  
Clause 52
 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
289     Page 29, line 19, leave out from beginning to ("shall") in line 21 and insert--
 
    ("(1)  This section applies to a decision notice or enforcement notice which--
    (a)  is served on--
          (i)  a government department,
          (ii)  the National Assembly for Wales, or
          (iii)  any public authority designated for the purposes of this section by an order made by the Secretary of State, and
    (b)  relates to a failure, in respect of one or more requests for information--
          (i)  to comply with section 1(1)(a) in respect of information as respects which any provision of Part II provides that the duty to confirm or deny does not arise, or
          (ii)  to comply with section 1(1)(b) in respect of exempt information.
    (1A)  A decision notice or enforcement notice to which this section applies")
 
290     Page 29, line 22, leave out ("day on which the notice was given to the public authority") and insert ("effective date") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
291     Page 29, line 23, leave out ("Commissioner") and insert ("Ombudsman") 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
292     Page 29, line 25, leave out from ("that") to end of line 26 and insert ("in respect of the request or requests concerned, there was no failure falling within subsection (1)(b).") 
  
BY THE VISCOUNT COLVILLE OF CULROSS
 
293     Page 29, line 25, leave out ("authority did not fail to comply with section 13") and insert ("information is exempt under those provisions of Part II to which this section applies.
 
    (  )  The provisions of Part II to which this section applies are--
    (a)  section 22,
    (b)  section 24,
    (c)  section 25,
    (d)  section 33, and
    (e)  section 34.")
 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
294     Page 29, line 26, at end insert--
 
    ("(1B)  In subsection (1A) "the effective date", in relation to a decision notice or enforcement notice, means--
    (a)  the day on which the notice was given to the public authority, or
    (b)  where an appeal under section 56 is brought, the day on which that appeal (or any further appeal arising out of it) is determined or withdrawn.
    (1C)  Before making an order under subsection (1)(a)(iii), the Secretary of State shall--
    (a)  if the order relates to a Welsh public authority, consult the National Assembly for Wales,
    (b)  if the order relates to the Northern Ireland Assembly, consult the Presiding Officer of that Assembly, and
    (c)  if the order relates to a Northern Ireland public authority, consult the First Minister and deputy First Minister in Northern Ireland.")
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
295     Page 29, line 27, leave out ("Commissioner") and insert ("Ombudsman") 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
296     Page 29, line 28, leave out ("(1)") and insert ("(1A)") 
297     Page 29, line 35, leave out subsection (4) and insert--
 
    ("(4)  In this section "the accountable person"--
    (a)  in relation to a Northern Ireland department or any Northern Ireland public authority, means the First Minister and deputy First Minister in Northern Ireland acting jointly, and
    (b)  in relation to the National Assembly for Wales or any Welsh public authority, means the Assembly First Secretary.
    (c)  in relation to any other public authority, means--
          (i)  a Minister of the Crown who is a member of the Cabinet, or
          (ii)  the Attorney General, the Advocate General for Scotland or the Attorney General for Northern Ireland.")
 
  
BY THE LORD LUCAS
 
298     Page 29, line 36, leave out ("government department") and insert ("public authority not falling within paragraphs (c) to (f) below") 
299     Page 29, line 37, at end insert ("who is a member of the Cabinet") 
300     Page 29, line 38, leave out paragraph (b) 
301     Page 29, line 44, leave out ("or the Northern Ireland Audit Office") and insert ("and any other public authority whose jurisdiction or activities are limited to Northern Ireland") 
302     Page 30, line 1, leave out from ("Wales") to ("means") in line 3 and insert ("and any other public authority whose jurisdiction or activities are limited to Wales") 
  
BY THE LORD LUCAS
THE VISCOUNT COLVILLE OF CULROSS
 
303     Page 30, line 4, leave out paragraphs (g) to (k) 
  
BY THE LORD LUCAS
THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
304     Page 30, line 29, leave out subsections (5) and (6) 
  
BY THE VISCOUNT COLVILLE OF CULROSS
 
305     Page 30, line 29, leave out subsection (5) 
  
BY THE LORD LUCAS
 
306     Page 30, line 39, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  An order under subsection (4)--
    (a)  must state the reasons for the order, and
    (b)  must be made public.")
 
307     Page 30, line 39, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  A certificate given under this section shall never be exempt information under Part II of this Act.")
 
  
BY THE LORD LUCAS
THE VISCOUNT COLVILLE OF CULROSS
THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
308     Page 30, leave out lines 41 to 45 
  
BY THE LORD LUCAS
THE LORD ARCHER OF SANDWELL
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 52 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 53
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
309     Page 31, line 5, leave out ("Commissioner") and insert ("Ombudsman") 
  
Schedule 3
 
  
BY THE LORD LUCAS
 
310*     Page 62, line 3, after ("sub-paragraph,") insert--
    ("(  )  to copy any information held in electronic format, or to seize the equipment containing that information if a copy cannot conveniently be made,")
 
311     Page 62, line 9, at end insert ("(except in the case of an application under sub-paragraph (1)(b))") 
  
Clause 55
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
312     Page 31, line 22, leave out ("Commissioner") and insert ("Ombudsman") 
  
Clause 56
 
  
BY THE LORD HUNT OF WIRRAL
 
313     Page 31, line 26, leave out ("or the public authority") 
  
BY THE LORD LUCAS
 
314     Page 31, line 27, after ("may") insert (", within five working days,") 
  
BY THE LORD HUNT OF WIRRAL
 
315     Page 31, line 29, after ("may") insert ("not") 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
316     Page 31, line 30, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In relation to a decision notice or enforcement notice which relates--
    (a)  to information to which section (Decisions relating to certain transferred public records) applies, and
    (b)  to a matter which by virtue of subsection (3) or (4) of that section falls to be determined by the responsible authority instead of the appropriate records authority,
subsections (1) and (2) shall have effect as if the reference to the public authority were a reference to the public authority or the responsible authority.")
 
  
BY THE LORD ARCHER OF SANDWELL
THE BARONESS THORNTON
THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
317     Page 31, line 31, leave out subsection (3) 
 
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