HC Deb 28 November 1979 vol 974 c647W
Mr. Meacher

asked the Prime Minister if she will give an assurance that, when introducing a Bill to replace the Protection of Official Information Bill, she will include provisions for a fuller public entitlement to know about matters of State, along the lines of the United States Federal Freedom of Information Act.

The Prime Minister

As my hon. Friend the Minister of State, Civil Service Department, made clear on 20 June, the Government do not consider that legislation of that kind would be appropriate.