Freedom of Information Act 2000

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The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (c.36) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that creates a public "right of access" to information held by public authorities.wikipedia
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Murder of Bernard Oliver

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In 2004, documents released under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 revealed that the prime suspects in the murder were two medical doctors, Martin Reddington and John Byles.

General Medical Council

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In response to a request for information in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the GMC revealed that 68 doctors had died recently whilst undergoing a fitness to practice investigation,

David Somerset, 11th Duke of Beaufort

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The Duke was criticised in January 2009 when a Swansea councillor, Ioan Richard, discovered by a Freedom of Information Act request that he had been paid £281,431 for a 70 ft bridge to be built over the River Tawe near Swansea.

UK Citizens Online Democracy

UKCOD was also heavily involved in research work contributing to the Freedom of Information Act 2000, including the Have Your Say website.

English defamation law

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See also section 1(5) of the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960, section 121 of the Broadcasting Act 1996, section 79 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and section 72 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000.

Race and crime in the United Kingdom

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In June 2010, through a Freedom of Information Act request, The Sunday Telegraph obtained statistics on accusations of crime broken down by race from the Metropolitan Police Service.

Constitutional Affairs Committee

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The Committee has also launched an Inquiry into the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act.

Health effects from noise

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The extent of the problem of noise pollution for public health is reinforced by figures collated by Rockwool from local authority responses to a Freedom of Information Act (FOI) request.

Cardiff Airport

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A bid to obtain the full minutes of the meeting under the Freedom of Information Act was refused by the Information Commissioner

National Extremism Tactical Co-ordination Unit

National Extremism Tactical Coordination Unit
Because the ACPO is not a public body but rather a private limited company, NETCU is exempt from freedom of information laws and other kinds of public accountability, even though they are funded by the Home Office and deploy police officers from regional forces.

Andrew Charalambous

Following Freedom of Information requests in 2015, Charalambous was shown to be among the biggest landlord recipients of housing benefit, having received £826,395 in the last tax year.

Longdendale Bypass

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In May 2006 the Highways Agency released information under the Freedom of Information Act of all properties they had purchased in connection with the scheme during the previous 30 years, and an updated copy was also released in August 2008.


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In January 2005, the Freedom of Information Act 2000 came into full effect, giving the public a general right to access all types of recorded information held by public bodies.

City of London Academy Islington

Islington Green School
Ken Muller, a teacher at the school and SWP activist, made a request to Ofsted under the new Freedom of Information Act to see the documents relating to the judgment.

Tony McNulty

On 18 May 2007, McNulty was one of the 98 MPs who voted in favour of exempting parliamentarians from the application of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Ballymoney (borough)

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Source: Freedom of Information request to Ballymoney Borough Council

Louise Haigh

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The role, newly expanded under Jeremy Corbyn, covers the Government's digital strategy, the Freedom of Information Act, data security and privacy.

Murder of Elsie Frost

Elsie Frost
Members of the public submitted Freedom of Information requests to The National Archives for the murder files, which were not due to be opened until 2030 and 2060.

Chris Woodhead

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In February 2005, The Guardian obtained information using the Freedom of Information Act, which confirmed that in 1997 Woodhead had over-ruled a unanimous decision by his own inspectors, and a subsequent inspection visit by HMI inspectors, to declare that Islington Green School was failing and required special measures.

Camden London Borough Council

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The Big Brother Watch organisation, which obtained the information about the ban under a Freedom of Information request, claimed that "the public are right to be worried that their privacy is at risk across a range of government services."

Murder of Lee Rigby

Lee RigbyMichael Adebolajo2013 Woolwich attack
In July 2014, a freedom of information request filed by The Sun showed that Adebolajo and Adebowale had received a combined £212,613.32 in legal aid.

Remote viewing

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The experiment was disclosed in 2007 after a UK Freedom of Information request.

Public university

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Universities (and other higher education providers) receiving public funding in this manner are treated as public authorities for various purposes, including the public sector equality duty of the Equality Act 2010 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 for Scottish institutions), and are "likely to be public bodies for the purpose of the Human Rights Act 1998".

British UFO Research Association

They have been outspoken critics of the UK government's Freedom of Information Act as it relates to UFOs.

Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in RotherhamRotherham1,400 children had been sexually abused in Rotherham
Her 2003 and 2006 reports were released by South Yorkshire Police in May 2015 following a Freedom of Information Act request.