Freedom of Information

Thank you for getting in touch about Freedom of Information.

The Government has established an independent cross-party Commission to review the Freedom of Information Act.   I believe that civil servants should be able to advise their ministers safe in the knowledge that the exchange is secure, but I believe wholeheartedly that it is right that citizens have access to data and information about government.

I will examine the Commission’s conclusions when they are published and if at any point I feel transparency and democracy are being undermined, I will, of course, stand up for my constituents.