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Independent review recommends halving 30-year rule – Ministry of Justice

“The review team set up to examine how public records are made available has recommended that the government halves the number of years the public must wait to see government information.”

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 29th January 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Bruising battle looms over release of records – The Times

“The proposal to halve from 30 to 15 years the period before government records are publicly released is both welcome and overdue. But this is only part of the answer to the question of what, and when, the public should know about how decisions are taken on their behalf, as is recognised in yesterday’s independent review by a panel including Paul Dacre, Editor of the Daily Mail, who was chairman; Professor Sir David Cannadine, the historian; and Sir Joe Pilling, a retired Permanent Secretary.”

Full story 

The Times, 30th January 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Rule on secret Government documents could be relaxed – Daily Telegraph

“Secret Government documents could be released earlier when a report is published into whether the 30-year-rule should be relaxed.”

Full story 

Daily Telegraph, 29th January 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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