To: Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister

Protect the Freedom of Information Act

Protect the Freedom of Information Act

To ensure the general public are allowed access to public information held by public Authorities because at this juncture, PA's nationwide are circumventing the FOIA by issuing VEXATIOUS decisions on a whim.

They are also circumventing the FOIA by entering into contracts with 3rd parties, whom are NOT covered by the FOIA 2000. These contracts are protected by the clause in the Act on commercial in confidence.

The general public have a right to know how their taxpayers money is spent and that's why the FOIA was introduced into the Statute Book

Why is this important?

The FOIA was introduced in 2000 to improve transparency, accountability and security (TAS) but at this juncture TAS is NOT seen to be working at the ICO, Upper Tribunal and dozens of public authorities nationwide.

If TAS is not seen to be working, then in all probability, it ain't working.

We need to protect the FOIA because there are a large Number of Individuals and People in Public Office that are currently offerering lip service to the FOIA.

Evidence of such can be seen in a recent Test Case Hearing GIA/3037/2011 Alan M Dransfield V ICO & Devon County Council available at the Upper Tribunal website

How it will be delivered

I would like to present this petition to Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister.


Reasons for signing

  • No government should run as the secret service. It's our money you are spending/wasting
  • We have a right to know what our government is doing.
  • Secrecy is incompatible with justice and democracy.

Updates

2013-10-07 21:30:32 +0100

100 signatures reached