Monday 17 January 2005


The Speaker, in the Chair
Sir Stuart Bell
Sir Patrick Cormack
Mr Peter Hain
Mr Oliver Heald
Sir Archy Kirkwood

1.  Freedom of Information

The Committee further considered its guidance on responding to requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act, and agreed that the members of the Committee appointed by the House could be called upon for assistance in the formal process of review of any refusals which were challenged.

2.  Report to the House

The Committee agreed its First Report to the House, and to print as an appendix to that Report the December 2004 letter from the Speaker to the Leader of the House.