A controversial government review of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act will start to take evidence at the end of this month.
The Independent Commission on Freedom of Information has said, in response to an email inquiry, that there will be a “public call for evidence towards the end of September”.
The Commission, which isn’t covered by the very legislation it is scrutinizing, said: “Information about the format of responses will be contained in the paper, which will be available on the Commission’s website”.
Since the Commission was announced in July it has made no comments or statements about any work, if any, that it has completed. FOI requests to the Cabinet Office, the sponsoring government department, asking for more information about the review have been refused.