Don’t stop freedom of information
I AM concerned about the Government’s planned changes to the Freedom of Information Act.
Information should be made available to the public as matter of principle.
Journalists have used the Act to uncover publish important information in the public interest. We all benefit as a result.
If anything the Act should be strengthened rather than weakened. It is unacceptable that the Government’s Independent Commission on Freedom of Information isn’t covered by the Act it was created to examine.
So we don’t know what they are READER Gian Singh Johal enjoyed the sweet taste of success after growing sugar cane in garden in Winnock Road, West Drayton.
Despite seeing the crop growing at green houses in Kew
discussing or when they meet.
The Government wants to overhaul the Act because it would rather operate in secret.
Chris Grayling, the Leader of the House of Commons, told MPs in October the Act is “misused” to “generate stories for the media”.
His words revealed a great deal about the Government’s thinking. It wants to water down the Act because it would rather be free from public scrutiny. Gardens, this was Mr Johal’s first success in getting it to grow outside.
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Any attack on FOI is an attack on open government. I don’t want paedophiles in parliament to be protected, I want children and innocent people to be protected and I want abusers and criminals to be exposed for their crimes.
Please publish this to help protect our vital Freedom of Information Act.