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Freedom of Information: Academies

Volume 504: debated on Monday 18 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects to designate academy schools as public authorities under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. (311244)

Section 5(3) of the Freedom of Information Act requires the Secretary of State to consult with persons to whom a section 5 order may relate. The consultation with Academy Trusts concluded on 1 December 2009 and the responses received are being considered. Subject to the outcome of this consideration, the Government intend to bring forward a section 5 order in this session of Parliament.