The Freedom of Information (Additional Public Authorities) Order 2018

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2018/173

2018 No. 173

Freedom Of Information

The Freedom of Information (Additional Public Authorities) Order 2018

Made 8th February 2018

Laid before Parliament 14th February 2018

Coming into force 1st May 2018

The Minister for the Cabinet Office makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 4(1) and (6) of the Freedom of Information Act 20001and now concurrently vested in the Minster for the Cabinet Office.

The Minister for the Cabinet Office has consulted the Welsh Ministers in accordance with section 4(7) of that Act2.

S-1 Citation, commencement and interpretation

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Freedom of Information (Additional Public Authorities) Order 2018.

(2) This Order comes into force on 1st May 2018

(3) In this Order, “the Act” means the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

S-2 Additional public authorities

Additional public authorities

2. In Part 6 of Schedule 1 to the Act (other public bodies and offices: general) insert, at the appropriate place in each case, the entries listed in the Schedule to this Order.

Chloe Smith

Parliamentary Secretary

Cabinet Office

8th February 2018

SCHEDULE

Article 2

Entries inserted in Part 6 of Schedule 1 to the Act

The Advisory Panel on Substance Misuse.

The British Film Institute.

The Committee for the Protection of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes.

The Committee on Fuel Poverty.

The Ebbsfleet Development Corporation.

The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales.

The Housing Ombudsman.

The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration.

The Independent Commission for Aid Impact.

The Independent Monitoring Board for the Military Corrective Training Centre.

The Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales.

The National Independent Safeguarding Board.

The Regulatory Policy Committee.

The Service Complaints Ombudsman.

The Surveillance Camera Commissioner.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

The obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (c. 36)(“the Act”) apply to public authorities. Section 3(1) provides that a “public authority” includes a body or office which is listed in Schedule 1 to the Act. The Minister for the Cabinet Office may add bodies and office holders to Schedule 1 by an order under section 4(1), provided that the conditions in section 4(2) and (3) are satisfied. By section 4(6), an order under section 4(1) may relate...

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