Early day motion 80

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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

That this House notes that the Government is proposing to make it easier for public authorities to refuse Freedom of Information requests on cost grounds in order to prevent disproportionate use of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 by some requesters; expresses concern that requests by those making moderate use of the legislation will also be more easily refused under the proposals; is particularly concerned at the proposal that the time which authorities spend considering whether to release information should be taken into account when calculating whether the cost limit has been reached; further notes that this proposal was expressly rejected by the Justice Committee in its post-legislative review of the Act; believes that this proposal will penalise requests raising new or complex issues which will inevitably require substantial time to consider; observes that the Government's objective will in any case be achieved following recent decisions of an Upper Tribunal that requests which involve a disproportionate, manifestly unjustified, inappropriate or improper use of the Act can be refused as vexatious; and calls on the Government not to proceed with its proposals.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 03.06.2013
Barron, Kevin Labour Party Rother Valley 04.06.2013
Bayley, Hugh Labour Party York Central 20.05.2013
Begg, Anne Labour Party Aberdeen South 12.06.2013
Betts, Clive Labour Party Sheffield South East 05.06.2013
Blomfield, Paul Labour Party Sheffield Central 11.09.2013
Burden, Richard Labour Party Birmingham Northfield 05.06.2013
Burstow, Paul Liberal Democrats Sutton and Cheam 24.06.2013
Campbell, Menzies Liberal Democrats North East Fife 03.06.2013
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 03.06.2013
Carswell, Douglas Conservative Party Clacton 05.06.2013
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 21.05.2013
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 06.06.2013
Clwyd, Ann Labour Party Cynon Valley 11.06.2013
Cooper, Rosie Labour Party West Lancashire 03.06.2013
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 15.05.2013
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 21.05.2013
Cryer, John Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 18.06.2013
Cunningham, Tony Labour Party Workington 20.06.2013
Davidson, Ian Labour Party Glasgow South West 10.06.2013
Davies, Geraint Labour Party Swansea West 07.11.2013
Davis, David Conservative Party Haltemprice and Howden 03.06.2013
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 05.06.2013
Dowd, Jim Labour Party Lewisham West and Penge 05.06.2013
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 14.05.2013
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 21.05.2013
Engel, Natascha Labour Party North East Derbyshire 03.06.2013
Esterson, Bill Labour Party Sefton Central 04.06.2013
Farron, Tim Liberal Democrats Westmorland and Lonsdale 05.06.2013
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 10.06.2013
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 15.05.2013
Gilmore, Sheila Labour Party Edinburgh East 26.06.2013
Glass, Pat Labour Party North West Durham 24.06.2013
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 20.05.2013
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 21.05.2013
Goldsmith, Zac Conservative Party Richmond Park 12.06.2013
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 20.05.2013
Havard, Dai Labour Party Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney 05.06.2013
Healey, John Labour Party Wentworth and Dearne 14.05.2013
Henderson, Gordon Conservative Party Sittingbourne and Sheppey 24.06.2013
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 15.05.2013
Howarth, George Labour Party Knowsley 10.06.2013
Huppert, Julian Liberal Democrats Cambridge 14.05.2013
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 03.06.2013
Kaufman, Gerald Labour Party Manchester Gorton 03.06.2013
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 11.06.2013
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 03.06.2013
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 14.05.2013
McCabe, Steve Labour Party Birmingham Selly Oak 06.06.2013
Meacher, Michael Labour Party Oldham West and Royton 12.06.2013
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 15.05.2013
Mearns, Ian Labour Party Gateshead 10.06.2013
Miller, Andrew Labour Party Ellesmere Port and Neston 02.07.2013
Morrice, Graeme Labour Party Livingston 21.05.2013
Mudie, George Labour Party Leeds East 02.07.2013
Mulholland, Greg Liberal Democrats Leeds North West 15.05.2013
Owen, Albert Labour Party Ynys Môn 03.06.2013
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 20.05.2013
Robertson, John Labour Party Glasgow North West 17.06.2013
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 19.06.2013
Ruddock, Joan Labour Party Lewisham Deptford 12.06.2013
Sanders, Adrian Liberal Democrats Torbay 10.06.2013
Sheerman, Barry Labour Party Huddersfield 04.06.2013
Shepherd, Richard Conservative Party Aldridge-Brownhills 14.05.2013
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 03.06.2013
Stringer, Graham Labour Party Blackley and Broughton 21.05.2013
Stunell, Andrew Liberal Democrats Hazel Grove 04.06.2013
Teather, Sarah Liberal Democrats Brent Central 27.06.2013
Vaz, Valerie Labour Party Walsall South 03.06.2013
Walley, Joan Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent North 06.06.2013
Ward, David Liberal Democrats Bradford East 04.06.2013
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Arfon 10.09.2013
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 20.06.2013
Wilson, Sammy Democratic Unionist Party East Antrim 05.06.2013
Winnick, David Labour Party Walsall North 14.05.2013
Woodward, Shaun Labour Party St Helens South and Whiston 11.07.2013
Wright, David Labour Party Telford 05.06.2013

Amendment 80A1 - FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

at end add 'whilst believing that local authorities must have the power to resist the organisation by local opposition political parties of freedom of information write-in campaigns as a means of destabilising the local authority's normal work'.

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Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 05.06.2013
Field, Frank Labour Party Birkenhead 05.06.2013
Hamilton, Fabian Labour Party Leeds North East 25.06.2013
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 12.06.2013