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Freedom of Information Bill "will go before Tynwald this year"

Wed, 22 Feb 2012

Chief Minister Allan Bell MHK
Chief Minister Allan Bell MHK

The Chief Minister says the Freedom of Information Bill will go before Tynwald this parliamentary year.

Allan Bell says the legislation will be brought in as soon as the balance between right to access and confidentiality is found. 

He thinks the cost of the Bill will be around £400,000.

The Bill was put on hold whilst further investigations into the cost of the legislation were carried out.

The Chief Minister doesn't want to bring in a flawed system.

He says the UK equivalent hasn't been without it's problems [play clip]

 

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