This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government
Petition fixed time limits for internal reviews of FOI requests
Introduce legislation to create a fixed time limit of 20 workings days for public bodies to complete internal reviews under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
The present system with no statutory limit is open to abuse and long delays reduce public confidence in the work of public bodies and civil servants. Information is most valuable when it is current and up to date.
This petition is closed This petition ran for 6 months