Isle of Man FOI response 'disappointing'

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The public's response to proposals in introduce freedom of information legislation on the Isle of Man has been "disappointing", said the government.

A spokesman said a recent consultation drew a total of 34 comments, 26 from groups and eight from individuals.

The Freedom of Information Act was introduced in the UK in 2005.

If passed on the Isle of Man, the bill would strengthen the public's rights to access Manx government and local authorities' files.

Chief Minister Allan Bell said: "Given the significance of the legislation and the efforts made to publicise the consultation, the number of responses may be seen as disappointingly small."

The Bill will now be put before the Council of Ministers for approval before going to the House of Keys for debate.

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