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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 296: tabled on 23 October 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 177 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes with concern that no timetable has been announced for bringing the Freedom of Information Act 2000 into force following its enactment in November 2000; recalls that Parliament was told that the Act would begin to come into force 18 months after Royal Assent; endorses the Prime Minister's statement that this legislation will deliver 'not just more open but more effective and efficient government'; and calls on the Government to confirm that it will bring the right of access into force for central government before the end of 2002.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2001
North East Derbyshire
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2001
Edinburgh West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2001
City of York
Beard, Mr Nigel
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2001
Bexleyheath and Crayford
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2001
Denton and Reddish
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2001
Leeds North West
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2001
South Ribble
Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
The Wrekin
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 2001
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2001
South East Cornwall
Brennan, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2001
Cardiff West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2001
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2001
Dumfries
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2001
Birmingham, Northfield
Burnett, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2001
Torridge and West Devon
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2001
North East Bedfordshire
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2001
Twickenham
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 November 2001
Cheadle
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2001
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Morley and Rothwell
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2001
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2001
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2001
Leyton and Wanstead
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Putney
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2001
Falkirk East
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2001
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2001
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2001
Weston-Super-Mare
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2001
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2001
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2001
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2001
Coventry South
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Crosby
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Linlithgow
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2001
Kingston and Surbiton
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2001
Glasgow, Pollok
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2001
Lancaster and Wyre
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2001
Hendon
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 9 January 2002
Lagan Valley
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2001
Cunninghame South
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2001
Guildford
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2001
South Swindon
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2001
Crewe and Nantwich
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2001
Monmouth
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Sunderland North
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2001
Lichfield
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Field, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2001
Cities of London and Westminster
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Newport West
Foster, Mr Derek
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2001
Bishop Auckland
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2001
Bath
Francois, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 2001
Rayleigh
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 2001
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2001
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 November 2001
Romsey
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 October 2001
Ludlow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Bridgend
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2001
Selby
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Bedford
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2001
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2001
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2001
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2001
North Devon
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2001
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 October 2001
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2001
Luton North
Howarth, Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Newport East
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2001
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2001
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2001
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2001
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2001
Hampstead and Highgate
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2001
Tamworth
Jones, Mr Jon Owen
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2001
Cardiff Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2001
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2001
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2001
Hereford
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2001
Rugby and Kenilworth
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2001
Bethnal Green and Bow
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2001
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Knight, Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
South Dorset
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2001
North Norfolk
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2001
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2001
Yeovil
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2001
Worsley
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2001
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 November 2001
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Luke, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2001
Dundee East
Mactaggart, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Slough
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2001
Halifax
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2001
Amber Valley
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2001
Glasgow, Shettleston
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2001
Medway
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2001
Hayes and Harlington
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2001
Glasgow, Maryhill
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Kingston upon Hull North
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2001
Mansfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Great Grimsby
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2001
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Cardiff North
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2001
North East Cambridgeshire
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2001
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2001
Knowsley South
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Ochil
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2001
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2001
Montgomeryshire
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2001
Forest of Dean
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2001
St Albans
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 October 2001
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2001
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2001
Southport
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Portsmouth North
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 November 2001
Newbury
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2001
Coventry North West
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2001
Dundee West
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2001
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2001
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 November 2001
Torbay
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2001
Kettering
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2001
Aldridge-Brownhills
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2001
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2001
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2001
Bolsover
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Islington South and Finsbury
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Blaenau Gwent
Soley, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2001
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2001
Castle Point
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2001
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Wellingborough
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2001
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2001
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 November 2001
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2001
Rochford and Southend East
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 October 2001
Ceredigion
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 2001
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 October 2001
Richmond Park
Trend, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2001
Windsor
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2001
Pudsey
Turner, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2001
Isle of Wight
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2001
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2001
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2001
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Stoke-on-Trent North
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2001
Northavon
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2001
North East Milton Keynes
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2001
Leominster
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Swansea West
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2001
Conwy
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Batley and Spen
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Cannock Chase
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2001
Teignbridge

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.