The government should legislate to repeal the Freedom of Information (Parliament and National Assembly for Wales) Order 2008 (SI 2008 No. 1967).

Why is this idea important?

This amendment to the Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) was introduced to try to prevent people learning the full truth about the expenses of MPs and Peers.

The exemptions to FoIA which it introduced restrict the rights of individuals unjustly.

Retention of the exemptions also gives the impression that MPs and Peers have something to hide, which brings disrepute to both Houses of Parliament.

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