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Reports, Responses and letters

Briefing for FOI Bill stage 1 debate

This briefing for MSPs was produced for the Stage 1 Debate of the FOI (Scotland) Bill in the Scottish Parliament on 17 January 2002.

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Reports, Responses and letters

Evidence to Justice Committee 1

Written evidence to the Justice Committee 1 of the Scottish Parliament on the FOI Bill.

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Reports, Responses and letters

Oral evidence to Justice Committee 1

David Goldberg, Co-convener of the Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland, and Maurice Frankel, Director of the Campaign, gave oral evidence on the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Bill to Justice Committee 1 of the Scottish Parliament on 27 November 2001.

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Press releases

Scotland’s Information Bill welcome – but improvements still needed.

Campaigners welcomed today’s publication of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Bill – but said it still needed improving. The Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland (CFOIinS) said: “The bill has a number of positive elements. We are particularly pleased that in several areas authorities will only be able to refuse a request if they […]

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Reports, Responses and letters

Letter expressing concern at an exemption for investigations into deaths contained in the draft Scottish FOI Bill.

Keith Connal Scottish Executive Room 045 St. Andrew’s House Edinburgh   EH1 3DG 19 June 2001   Dear Keith, As you know, we have previously expressed concerns about section 33(1) of the draft Freedom of Information (Scotland) Bill – though this is largely in line with the corresponding UK FOI provision. However, a related exemption, section 33(2)(b), […]

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Events

Seminar on the draft FOI Bill

Report of a seminar on the consumer perspective on the draft Bill held in Glasgow on 30 March 2001. Organised by the Campaign and the Scottish Consumer Council.

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Reports, Responses and letters

Response to consultation on the draft FOI Bill

The Campaign’s response to Scottish Executive’s consultation on the draft Freedom of Information (Scotland) Bill. The response was also prepared for a debate in the Scottish Parliament on the draft Bill.

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Press releases

Scottish information bill welcomed – with reservations

The Scottish Executive’s draft freedom of information bill was welcomed by campaigners today who said in that many areas it would make it difficult for Scottish authorities to act with unjustified secrecy. However, they said that some of the bill’s exemptions were still too widely drawn, and expressed concern that the First Minister could veto […]

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Reports, Responses and letters

Response to consultation on Freedom of Information

The Campaign’s response to the Scottish Executive’s consultation on proposals for a Scottish Freedom of Information Act (An Open Scotland). It welcomes the fact that some aspects of the Scottish Executive’s proposals go significantly beyond the Westminster government’s flawed Bill, but calls for improvements in other areas.

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Evidence to Scottish Justice and Home Affairs Committee

David Goldberg, the Co-convener of the Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland, gave oral evidence on the Scottish Executive’s proposals for freedom of information legislation to the Justice and Home Affairs Committee of the Scottish Parliament on 16 February 2000.