HC Deb 10 April 2000 vol 348 c70W
34. Helen Jackson

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the Government's plans for the role of the Information Commissioner. [116822]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

The functions of the Information Commissioner are set out in the Freedom of Information Bill which is currently before Parliament. The Information Commissioner will have extensive powers to monitor and encourage good practice and to enforce compliance with the requirements of the Bill.