HC Deb 02 June 1997 vol 295 c99W
Mr. Baker

To ask the Prime Minister what factors underlay his decision not to introduce a Freedom of Information Bill in the present session. [574]

The Prime Minister

[holding answer 21 May 1997]: It is important to have full public consultation on the content of this Bill. To this end, we will shortly be setting out the Government's proposals for a Freedom of Information Bill in a White Paper. We then hope to publish a draft bill, for consultation, early in the new year.

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