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CHARGES FOR INFORMATION UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1269: tabled on 25 May 2004

Tabled in the 2003-04 session.

This motion has been signed by 181 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 the Government is considering introducing substantially higher fees for obtaining information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 that those promised by ministers during its Parliamentary passage; considers that high fees would deter the public from using the Act and undermine the potential benefits of increased openness, accountability and trust in the work of public authorities; and calls on the government to honour the firm and consistent commitment on charges repeatedly made to this House during consideration of the Freedom of Information legislation.

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.

Baird, Vera
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2004
Redcar
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2004
Lewes
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2004
North East Derbyshire
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2004
Edinburgh West
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2004
Aberdeen South
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2004
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2004
Leeds North West
Blizzard, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2004
Waveney
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2004
South Ribble
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2004
Manchester, Withington
Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2004
The Wrekin
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2004
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 May 2004
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 2004
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 2004
Gordon
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2004
Birmingham, Northfield
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2004
Sutton and Cheam
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2004
Twickenham
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2004
Cheadle
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2004
Cambridge
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2004
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2004
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 May 2004
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2004
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2004
Morley and Rothwell
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 26 May 2004
Chipping Barnet
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2004
Bury North
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 May 2004
Eastleigh
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2004
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2004
Northampton South
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2004
Leyton and Wanstead
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2004
Hammersmith and Fulham
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2004
Putney
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2004
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2004
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2004
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2004
Tooting
Cranston, Sir Ross
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2004
Dudley North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2004
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2004
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2004
Hornchurch
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2004
Coventry South
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2004
Crosby
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2004
Linlithgow
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 May 2004
Kingston and Surbiton
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2004
Bristol West
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2004
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2004
Heywood and Middleton
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2004
Cunninghame South
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2004
Aberdeen Central
Dorrell, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 2004
Charnwood
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 May 2004
Guildford
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2004
Stroud
Duncan, Mr Alan
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2004
Rutland and Melton
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2004
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2004
Sunderland North
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 May 2004
Perth
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 22 June 2004
Sevenoaks
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2004
Birkenhead
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2004
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2004
Newport West
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2004
Stevenage
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 May 2004
Bath
Galloway, Mr George
Independent Labour
Signed on 7 June 2004
Glasgow, Kelvin
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 7 June 2004
Harborough
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 May 2004
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2004
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2004
Norwich North
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2004
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 2004
Ludlow
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 25 May 2004
Ryedale
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2004
Bridgend
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2004
Bedford
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2004
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2004
North Devon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 May 2004
Somerton and Frome
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2004
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 24 June 2004
Wealden
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2004
Wirral West
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2004
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2004
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 16 June 2004
Orpington
Howarth, Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2004
Newport East
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2004
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 May 2004
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2004
Bolton South East
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2004
Hampstead and Highgate
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2004
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2004
Tamworth
Jones, Mr Jon Owen
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2004
Cardiff Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2004
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2004
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2004
Cheltenham
Keeble, Ms Sally
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2004
Northampton North
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2004
Hereford
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2004
Ealing, Southall
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 May 2004
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2004
North Norfolk
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2004
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2004
Worsley
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2004
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 June 2004
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Lyons, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2004
Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2004
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2004
Halifax
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2004
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2004
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2004
Medway
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2004
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 7 June 2004
South Down
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2004
Hemel Hempstead
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2004
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2004
Mansfield
Mitchell, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 16 June 2004
Sutton Coldfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2004
Great Grimsby
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 May 2004
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2004
Cardiff North
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2004
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2004
Knowsley South
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2004
Ochil
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2004
Montgomeryshire
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2004
Forest of Dean
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2004
Ynys Môn
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2004
St Albans
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 May 2004
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 June 2004
Moray
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2004
Coventry North West
Ruffley, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 29 June 2004
Bury St Edmunds
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2004
Colchester
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 June 2004
Banff and Buchan
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2004
Torbay
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2004
Aberdeen North
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2004
Kettering
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 17 June 2004
South West Bedfordshire
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2004
Huddersfield
Shephard, Mrs Gillian
Conservative
Signed on 7 September 2004
South West Norfolk
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 25 May 2004
Aldridge-Brownhills
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2004
West Renfrewshire
Simon, Mr Siôn
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2004
Birmingham, Erdington
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2004
Nottingham South
Simpson, Mr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 7 September 2004
Mid Norfolk
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2004
Bradford West
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2004
Islington South and Finsbury
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Blaenau Gwent
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2004
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 26 May 2004
Belfast South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 26 May 2004
Castle Point
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2004
Wellingborough
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2004
Manchester, Blackley
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2004
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2004
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2004
Truro and St Austell
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2004
Brent East
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 May 2004
Ceredigion
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2004
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2004
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2004
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 May 2004
North Cornwall
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2004
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2004
Finchley and Golders Green
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 27 May 2004
North Dorset
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2004
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 May 2004
Angus
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2004
North East Milton Keynes
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 2004
Maidstone and The Weald
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 27 May 2004
Ruislip - Northwood
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2004
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2004
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2004
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 26 May 2004
Congleton
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2004
North Tayside
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2004
Batley and Spen
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2004
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2004
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

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.