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NOTICES OF AMENDMENTS

given up to and including

Thursday 23rd November 2000


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION BILL

On Consideration of Lords Amendments to the Freedom of Information Bill


Lords Amendment No. 4

   

Mr Robert Maclennan
Mr Simon Hughes
Tony Wright
Mr Robin Corbett
Mr David Davis
Mr Richard Shepherd
As an Amendment to the Lords Amendment:—

(a)

*Line 18, at end insert—

    '(2A) In making any determination under section (Effect of exemptions in Part II) (1)(b) or (2)(b) in respect of information which is exempt by virtue of section 28 and which has at any time been held by an authority for the purposes of ascertaining the cause of an accident or for any investigation or proceedings relating to any requirement relating to the health, safety or welfare of members of the public or of persons at work or the protection of the environment—

      (a) the public interest in disclosing whether the public authority holds the information shall be regarded as outweighing the public interest in maintaining the exclusion of the duty to confirm or deny; and

      (b) the public interest in disclosing the information shall be regarded as outweighing the public interest in maintaining the exemption

    unless, in either case, to do so would or would be likely to prejudice any particular investigations or proceedings of the kind referred to in that section.

    (2B) Where

      (a) disclosing whether information referred to in subsection (2A) is held, or

      (b) disclosing information referred to in subsection (2A)

    would or would be likely to have either of the effects referred to in that subsection, nothing in that subsection shall prejudice the generality of section (Effect of exemptions in Part II) (1)(b) or (2)(b).'.


Lords Amendment No. 12

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr David Lidington
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr John Bercow

*To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.


Lords Amendment No. 13

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr David Lidington
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr John Bercow

*To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.


Lords Amendment No. 26

   

Tony Wright
Mr Robin Corbett
Mr Richard Shepherd
Mr David Davis
Mr Robert Maclennan
Mr David Heath
As an Amendment to the Lords Amendment:—

(a)

*Line     2,     leave out from beginning to 'is' in line 4 and insert—

    '(1A) Factual information and the analysis of such information'.


Lords Amendment No. 27

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr David Lidington
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr John Bercow
As an Amendment to the Lords Amendment

(a)

*Line     4,     leave out from '(1)(a)' to end of line 7 and insert 'but which consists of facts and analysis of facts relevant to Government policy proposals and decisions the disclosure of which would not harm the frankness and candour of internal Government discussion (as defined in the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information), then—

      (a) the public interest in disclosing whether that information is held shall be deemed to outweigh the public interest in the exclusion of the duty to confirm or deny; and

      (b) the public interest in disclosing that information shall be deemed to outweigh the public interest in maintaining the exemption'.


Lords Amendment No. 35

   

Mr Richard Shepherd
Mr David Davis
Tony Wright
Mr Robin Corbett
As an Amendment to the Lords Amendment:—

(a)

*Leave out line 2 and insert—

    '(3A) Paragraphs (b) and (c) of subsection (2) and subsection (3)'.


Lords Amendment No. 48

   

Tony Wright
Mr Robin Corbett
Mr Richard Shepherd
Mr David Davis
Mr Robert Maclennan
Mr David Heath
As an Amendment to the Lords Amendment:—

(a)

*Line     1,     before 'in' insert 'the Cabinet has on reasonable grounds collectively formed the opinion that,'.


Lords Amendment No. 49

   

Mr Robert Maclennan
Mr David Heath
Mr Simon Hughes
As an Amendment to the Lords Amendment:—

(a)

*Line     13,     at end add—

    '( ) A certificate issued under subsection (2) and laid before the appropriate institution under subsection ( ) shall cease to have effect unless it is approved by a resolution of that institution within the period of twenty days beginning with the date on which it is laid.'


 
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