MPs will today debate the Freedom of Information Act and the development of the act in Westminster Hall.

The debate has been prompted by the government’s response to post-legislative scrutiny of the act.

Their main points were that the£600 (central government) and £450 (other authorities) cost limit for replying to requests may be reduced and that the government wishes for individuals to contribute more to the costs of FOI tribunals.

A full summary of the of the act can be found here.

The debate will begin at 1.30pm and the liveblog will begin shortly after that on this page.

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare since ever since.