Early day motion 613

EXTENSION OF FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

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Total number of signatures: 53

Barron, Kevin Begg, Anne Betts, Clive Blomfield, Paul
Bottomley, Peter Brown, Nicholas Campbell, Ronnie Caton, Martin
Champion, Sarah Clark, Katy Connarty, Michael Cooper, Rosie
Corbyn, Jeremy Crausby, David Cunningham, Alex Cunningham, Jim
Cunningham, Tony Davidson, Ian Dobbin, Jim Durkan, Mark
Edwards, Jonathan Esterson, Bill Gapes, Mike Glass, Pat
Glindon, Mary Hancock, Mike Havard, Dai Hemming, John
Hood, Jim Hopkins, Kelvin Jackson, Glenda Lavery, Ian
Leech, John Llwyd, Elfyn Lucas, Caroline McDonnell, Alasdair
McDonnell, John Meale, Alan Mearns, Ian Morrice, Graeme
Morris, Grahame M Riordan, Linda Ritchie, Margaret Rotheram, Steve
Roy, Lindsay Ruddock, Joan Sharma, Virendra Stringer, Graham
Stunell, Andrew Williams, Hywel Williams, Mark Williamson, Chris
Wood, Mike Roy

That this House praises the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the transparency and openness it has brought to the public sector and the public right of access of information held by central and local government and its agencies; notes that public services delivered by private companies are currently beyond the scope of the 2000 Act; further notes that, as growing amounts of public services are privatised, ever decreasing amounts of public spend are subject to freedom of information; and supports calls to extend the legislation so that public services contracted out to the private and third sector are covered by freedom of information legislation.