Blackstone's Guide to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Edition 2

Blackstone's Guide to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Edition 2

by John Wadham, Jonathan Griffiths
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199277648

ISBN-13: 9780199277643

Pub. Date: 03/24/2005

Publisher: Blackstone Press

The Blackstone's Guide Series delivers concise and accessible books covering the latest legislative changes and amendments. Published soon after enactment, they offer timely and expert commentary on the meaning and effects of the legislation, plus a copy of the Act itself. The guides are a cost-effective solution to key information needs and are the perfect

Overview

The Blackstone's Guide Series delivers concise and accessible books covering the latest legislative changes and amendments. Published soon after enactment, they offer timely and expert commentary on the meaning and effects of the legislation, plus a copy of the Act itself. The guides are a cost-effective solution to key information needs and are the perfect companion for any practitioner needing to get up to speed with the latest changes.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 came into force on 1 January 2005, creating a new statutory 'right to open government'. It has imposed new duties on public authorities regarding the disclosure and handling of information.

The third edition of this popular guide offers the most up-to-date guidance on the Act. The narrative provides a clear and comprehensive overview of the Act, combined with lucid comment and analysis on the effect of the legislation. This Guide is essential reading for those working within, or advising, public bodies; those advising clients with a personal, professional, or commercial interest in obtaining information; and those advising business clients on the accessibility of commercially sensitive information. Clear, comprehensive guidance on the state of the law and practice. Incorporates, and discusses, relevant case law, as well as the growing body of decisions from the Information Commissioner, Information Tribunal, and the Scottish Information Commissioner. Straightforward, accessible layout makes this an excellent quick reference resource. Includes a Copy of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Codes of Practice, and the Environmental Information Regulations

About the Author:
John Wadham isSolicitor and Group Director Legal for the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Jonathan Griffiths is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Queen Mary, University of London. Kelly Harris is a Solicitor specializing in public and freedom of information law at Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199277643
Publisher:
Blackstone Press
Publication date:
03/24/2005
Series:
Blackstone's Guide Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Table of Cases     xxiii
Table of Legislation     xxv
Table of Treaties and Conventions     xxxi
Freedom of Information-An Introduction     1
Freedom of Information in Europe and Other Jurisdictions     19
Access to Information Under the Freedom of Information Act-Rights and Duties     35
Applications for Information-Procedure     53
Exempt Information-General Issues     71
Absolute Exemptions     83
Qualified Exemptions     109
Enforcement     135
Historical Records     149
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (as amended July 2007)     161
The Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004     240
The Environmental Information Regulations 2004     243
Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs' Code of Practice on the Discharge of Public Authorities' Functions under Part 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000     257
Lord Chancellor's Code of Practice on the Management of Records Issued under Section 46 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, November 2002     267
Extracts from Hansard     278
Index     293

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