Gordon Brown's reshuffle means that Jack Straw is Secretary of State for Justice, and so back in charge of freedom of information policy.
It was Straw who as Home Secretary introduced the Freedom of Information Act, at a time when FOI came under the Home Office. However remarks he's been making recently, for example here, suggest that he's not all that enthusiastic about his own legislation.
In fact, the law he brought in to implement Labour's manifesto commitment was less far-reaching than the initial plans of his ministerial colleagues. And he's reputed to have remarked to Tony Blair, 'I told you no good would come of it.'
In fact, he's one of the cabinet ministers least keen on FOI. It remains to be seen whether this will mean clashes with Gordon Brown's rhetoric about open government.
FOI campaigners have recently taken heart from their belief that Gordon Brown will abandon the government's plans to restrict FOI. Jack Straw's appointment will not be the one they wanted.
In a further change, the junior minister who had responsibility for FOI previously, Cathy Ashton, has been promoted to Leader of the House of Lords.