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

Here you can browse the Marshalled List of Amendments to the Freedom of Information Bill to be moved on Third Reading in the House of Lords.

 [Amendments marked * are new or have been altered] 
Amendment
No.
 
  
Clause 2
 
  
BY THE LORD LUCAS
 
1     Page 2, leave out line 31 
  
Clause 15
 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
2     Page 9, line 10, after ("is") insert ("expressed to be") 
  
Clause 35
 
  
BY THE BARONESS WHITAKER
THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
3     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).")
 
  
BY THE LORD LUCAS
THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
4     Page 21, line 18, after ("information") insert ("and analyses thereof") 
  
Clause 36
 
  
BY THE VISCOUNT COLVILLE OF CULROSS
THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
5     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")
 
6     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
THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
7     Page 26, line 37, at end insert (", and
    (  )  the provision by public authorities of information by electronic means")
 
  
Clause 53
 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
8     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
 
9     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 for 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.")
 
10     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 for 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.")
 
  
BY THE LORD NORTON OF LOUTH
 
11*     Page 31, line 36, at end insert--
 
    ("(2A)  When the accountable person gives a certificate to the Commissioner under subsection (2) he shall on the same day lay a copy of the certificate before each House of Parliament, and such a certificate shall cease to have effect unless it is approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament within the period of 20 days beginning with the date on which it is laid.
 
    (2B)  The accountable person shall, within the period specified in subsection (2A), make available to a joint committee of both Houses of Parliament, established for the purpose (or, if the certificate is issued covering a matter of national security, the Intelligence and Security Committee) the opportunity to have sight, on a confidential basis, of the material that is the subject of the decision notice or enforcement notice.
 
    (2B)  The period referred to in subsection (2A) shall be computed, in relation to each House of Parliament, by reference only to days on which that House sits.")
 
  
Schedule 6
 
  
BY THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
 
12     Page 71, line 4, at end insert--
 
    ("  .  In Schedule 3 to that Act (conditions relevant for the purposes of the first data protection principle: processing of any personal data) in paragraph 8(2) after the words "medical research," there is inserted "for the purpose of monitoring the public health".")
 
 
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