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Freedom Of Information

Volume 974: debated on Tuesday 27 November 1979

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether, in view of the need for improving Great Britain's security and the honesty of its service, he will introduce a British freedom of information Bill.

No. As I told the hon. Member for Lewisham, West (Mr. Price) on 20 June [Vol. 968, c. 1315], the Government share the view of their predecessors that legislation to provide a public right of access would not be appropriate.