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House of Commons Hansard
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Public Sector: Information
11 November 2009
Volume 499
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To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what criteria apply to public bodies in determining whether a document (a) has been identified as being available for re-use and (b) is available for re-use under the Re-use of Public Sector Information provisions. [299447]

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Public sector bodies need to ascertain whether the documents fall within the scope of the Regulations on the Re-use of Public Sector Information (SI 2005/1515) taking into account whether: the document was supplied within the public sector organisation’s public task; the document falls within the scope of the Regulations; the intellectual property rights rest with the public sector organisation; and whether it has already been identified as being available for re-use.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which Minister has responsibility for the (a) release and (b) re-use of public sector data. [299452]

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The policy responsibility for public sector information and its re-use originally rested with the Minister for the Cabinet Office. The Ministry of Justice assumed responsibility for this policy in October 2006. I am responsible for this policy.