Lord Lester of Herne Hill
asked Her Majesty's Government:When they propose to bring the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 into force. [HL242]
Lord Bassam of Brighton
Section 87 of the Act sets out the commencement provisions. Some provisions came into force on Royal Assent, some will come into effect two months after Royal Assent and all of the remaining provisions will come into effect five years after Royal Assent or earlier as determined by the Secretary of State. My right honourable friend the Home Secretary has begun discussions with the Information Commissioner designate about implementation of these provisions and he hopes to publish an implementation plan in March.