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Power of Information Review (Government's Interim Progress Report)

Volume 474: debated on Monday 31 March 2008

On the 25 June 2007, the Government published their response to the Power of Information Review (Cm7157). The review was an independent study by Tom Steinberg, director of mySociety and Ed Mayo, chief executive of the National Consumer Council to:

“explore new developments in the use and communication of citizen and state-generated public information in the UK, and to present an analysis and recommendations to the Cabinet Office Minister as part of the policy review”

The Government welcomed the findings of the review, agreeing to the majority of the reviewers’ recommendations and outlined how they would be taken forward.

I am pleased to announce the publication of the Government’s interim report into these recommendations.

This report takes stock of progress made by Government in the past six months and highlights the concrete actions departments are taking to implement the review.

Copies of this report have been placed in the Library.