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Freedom of Information Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Freedom of Information Bill to be moved on Report in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 2
 
  
BY THE LORD ARCHER OF SANDWELL
 
     Page 2, line 12, leave out subsections (1) and (2) and insert--
 
    ("(  )  Section 1(1)(a) does not apply in respect of information as respects which the duty to confirm or deny is excluded by virtue of any provision of Part II conferring absolute exemption.
 
    (  )  Section 1(1)(a) applies in respect of information which is exempt information by virtue of any provision of Part II other than a provision conferring absolute exemption unless, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in excluding the duty to confirm or deny clearly outweighs the public interest in disclosing whether the authority holds the information.
 
    (  )  Section 1(1)(b) does not apply in respect of information which is exempt information by virtue of any provision of Part II conferring absolute exemption.
 
    (  )  Section 1(1)(b) applies in respect of information which is exempt information by virtue of any provision of Part II other than a provision conferring absolute exemption unless, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption clearly outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.")
 
  
Clause 16
 
  
BY THE LORD ARCHER OF SANDWELL
 
     Page 10, line 31 after ("deny") insert ("clearly") 
     Page 10, line 35 after ("exemption") insert ("clearly") 
  
Clause 34
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
     Page 20, line 37, at end insert--
    (""government department" has the meaning given in section 83 with the omission of the words "and any other body or authority exercising statutory functions on behalf of the Crown";")
 
  
Clause 52
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
     Page 31, line 25, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In this section "government department" has the meaning given in section 83 with the omission of the words "and any other body or authority exercising statutory functions on behalf of the Crown".")
 
 
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