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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 Third Reading in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 2
 
  
BY THE LORD LUCAS
 
     Page 2, leave out line 31 
  
Clause 15
 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
     Page 9, line 10, after ("is") insert ("expressed to be") 
  
Clause 34
 
  
BY THE LORD LUCAS
 
     Page 21, line 18, after ("information") insert ("and analyses thereof") 
  
Clause 35
 
  
BY THE BARONESS WHITAKER
 
     Page 21, line 4, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Information consisting of--
    (a)  scientific, medical or technical data,
    (b)  the analysis of such data, or
    (c)  the opinion of a scientific, medical or technical expert as to the interpretation or significance of such data or analysis,
is not exempt by virtue of subsection (1)(a) or section 36(2)(b) or (c).")
 
  
Clause 36
 
  
BY THE VISCOUNT COLVILLE OF CULROSS
 
     Page 22, leave out line 21 and insert-- 
 ("any action or decision for the effective conduct of public affairs which the department, Assembly or authority proposes at some future time to take in any case where-- 
 
          (i)  the information is not exempt by virtue of section 22; and
          (ii)  it is reasonable in all the circumstances for the information to be withheld at the time when the request for it is made").
 
     Page 22, line 21, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  For the purposes of paragraph (c) of subsection (2), the effective conduct of public affairs is not to be regarded as prejudiced or likely to be prejudiced insofar as disclosure of the information would, or would be likely to, result in any member of the public seeking, by lawful means, to influence the public authority in relation to any action or decision which that authority has the power to take.")
 
  
Clause 45
 
  
BY THE LORD LUCAS
 
     Page 26, line 37, at end insert--
    ("(  )  the provision by public authorities of information by electronic means")
 
  
Clause 53
 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
     Page 31, line 26, leave out from ("information") to ("that") in line 27 and insert ("which falls within any provision of Part II stating") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 31, line 36, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Where the accountable person gives a certificate to the Commissioner under subsection (2), the Secretary of State shall as soon as is practicable thereafter arrange for details of the certificate to be drawn to the attention of each House of Parliament.
 
    (  )  In any case where a certificate under subsection (2) relates to a decision notice or enforcement notice which has been served on a Northern Ireland department or any Northern Ireland public authority, the accountable person shall as soon as is practicable thereafter arrange for details of the certificate to be drawn to the attention of the Northern Ireland Assembly.
 
    (  )  In any case where a certificate under subsection (2) relates to a decision notice or enforcement notice which has been served on the National Assembly of Wales or any Welsh public authority, the accountable person shall as soon as is practicable thereafter arrange for details of the certificate to be drawn to the attention of the National Assembly for Wales.")
 
     Page 31, line 36, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Where the accountable person gives a certificate to the Commissioner under subsection (2) he shall as soon as practicable thereafter lay a copy of the certificate before--
    (a)  each House of Parliament,
    (b)  the Northern Ireland Assembly, in any case where the certificate relates to a decision notice or enforcement notice which has been served on a Northern Ireland department or any Northern Ireland public authority, or
    (c)  the National Assembly of Wales, in any case where the certificate relates to a decision notice or enforcement notice which has been served on the National Assembly for Wales or any Welsh public authority.")
 
 
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