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GOVERNMENT 'DELAYING' PUBLIC SECRETS ACCESS

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The government has been accused of downgrading the importance of the law giving access to public information, The I...
The government has been accused of downgrading the importance of the law giving access to public information, The Independent reported (28 Aug, p6).

According to the Campaign for Freedom of Information, any information collected before a law is passed will remain secret. Director of the campaign Maurice Frankel said:

'Information which is currently being acquired by public bodies may be permanently inaccessible, even after the new legislation is introduced. With every day that passes, public authorities accumulate more information which will not be subject to these new rights.'
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