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Subject: Freedom of Information: a retrograde step | Editorial | Comment is free | The Guardian
From: PeterK <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Sat, 10 Mar 2012 11:05:21 -0500
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Freedom of Information: a retrograde step | Editorial | Comment is free |
The Guardian
Just how much information can be free? As parliament prepares to consider
reforming the Freedom of Information
Act<http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/justice-committee/news/foi-iii/>,
a Ministry of Justice study discovered that many government departments and
authorities are finding FOI increasingly
onerous<http://www.justice.gov.uk/statistics/foi/implementation>.
They resent the time spent considering requests and redacting documents and
complain that the in-tray had grown by as much as a quarter in the past
year. A small fee, they suggest, might deter members of the public from
making too many requests  and prevent journalists who are too often
"fishing" for a story,

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