Cost to be used to block FOI


Cost to be used to block FOI

Tony Collins

Government action over the Freedom of Information Act is likely to block many applications for politically contentious information on the progress of IT-related projects.

Under the plans, departments will be able to include ministerial time in calculating whether the cost of answering applications under the act exceed £600. If civil servants expect the costs to exceed £600, they can refuse to supply information. This means some applications on major IT projects may be refused.

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