House of Commons
As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000
EDM #80
Tabled 14 May 2013
2013-14 Session
There has been an amendment to this EDM.
That this House notes that the Government is proposing to make it easier for public authorities to refuse Freedom of Information requests on cost grounds in order to prevent disproportionate use of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 by some requesters; expresses concern that requests by those making moderate use of the legislation will also be more easily refused under the proposals; is particularly concerned at the proposal that the time which authorities spend considering whether to release information should be taken into account when calculating whether the cost limit has been reached; further notes that this proposal was expressly rejected by the Justice Committee in its post-legislative review of the Act; believes that this proposal will penalise requests raising new or complex issues which will inevitably require substantial time to consider; observes that the Government's objective will in any case be achieved following recent decisions of an Upper Tribunal that requests which involve a disproportionate, manifestly unjustified, inappropriate or improper use of the Act can be refused as vexatious; and calls on the Government not to proceed with its proposals.

Signatures (79)

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.
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
03 June 2013
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
04 June 2013
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
20 May 2013
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
12 June 2013
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
05 June 2013
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
11 September 2013
Burden, Richard
Labour
05 June 2013
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
24 June 2013
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
03 June 2013
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
03 June 2013
Carswell, Mr Douglas
Conservative
05 June 2013
Caton, Martin
Labour
21 May 2013
Clark, Katy
Labour
06 June 2013
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
11 June 2013
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
03 June 2013
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
15 May 2013
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
21 May 2013
Cryer, John
Labour
18 June 2013
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
20 June 2013
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
10 June 2013
Davies, Geraint
Labour
07 November 2013
Davis, Mr David
Conservative
03 June 2013
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
05 June 2013
Dowd, Jim
Labour
05 June 2013
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
21 May 2013
Engel, Natascha
Labour
03 June 2013
Esterson, Bill
Labour
04 June 2013
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
05 June 2013
Gapes, Mike
Labour
10 June 2013
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
15 May 2013
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
26 June 2013
Glass, Pat
Labour
24 June 2013
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
20 May 2013
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
21 May 2013
Goldsmith, Zac
Conservative
12 June 2013
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
20 May 2013
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
05 June 2013
Henderson, Gordon
Conservative
24 June 2013
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
15 May 2013
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
10 June 2013
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
03 June 2013
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
03 June 2013
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
11 June 2013
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
03 June 2013
McCabe, Steve
Labour
06 June 2013
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
12 June 2013
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
15 May 2013
Mearns, Ian
Labour
10 June 2013
Miller, Andrew
Labour
02 July 2013
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
21 May 2013
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
02 July 2013
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
15 May 2013
Owen, Albert
Labour
03 June 2013
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
20 May 2013
Robertson, John
Labour
17 June 2013
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
19 June 2013
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
12 June 2013
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
10 June 2013
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
04 June 2013
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
03 June 2013
Stringer, Graham
Labour
21 May 2013
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
04 June 2013
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
27 June 2013
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
03 June 2013
Walley, Joan
Labour
06 June 2013
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
04 June 2013
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
10 September 2013
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
20 June 2013
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
05 June 2013
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Labour
11 July 2013
Wright, David
Labour
05 June 2013
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.