Government FOI plans delayed
The government's planned changes to freedom of information have been delayed in an announcement today by the Department for Constitutional Affairs.
The DCA has decided to have another consultation period, now lasting until June 21and this time about the principles behind its approach. The new consultative paper asks more fundamental questions than those raised in the first one.
Possibly this is merely a recognition that the initial consultative document was too limited and inadequate, or possibly ministers have taken on board the many criticisms of their plans and are now working their way round to a change of policy.