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FOI costs revealed by Chief Minister

Wed, 13 Nov 2013

Chief Minister Allan Bell
Chief Minister Allan Bell

Introducing a Freedom of Information act on the Isle of Man could cost half a million pounds

That’s according to the Chief Minister who says the Island only has one chance to get this legislation right.

Current estimates show it would cost £500,000 to implement the act and a further £500,000 each year to operate.

Allan Bell says he has committed to introducing the legislation but care must be taken to ensure the tax payer isn’t burdened with unnecessary expense.

He says it needs careful consideration:

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