Jersey to get Freedom of Information law 'by 2015'

Jersey's Freedom of Information law should be in force by 2015 after politicians formally voted it in.

The new law, which gives access to information held by States departments, was passed on Wednesday.

Deputy Rob Duhamel called for the law to be referred to scrutiny but he was defeated with only his own vote in favour.

The States have asked the Chief Minister to make sure the new law comes into force in 2015.

Deputy Roy le Herissier said he was concerned the law could be lost altogether amid concerns it could cost too much and be too complicated to introduce.

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