Freedom of Information Act

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Freedom of Information Act

a law requiring federal agencies to provide access to information, with some exceptions, upon request. Amendments to the original law have made it easier for individuals to review agency records. The Department of Health and Human Services provides indices to assist the public and makes many records available on the WEB sites of its offices.
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Submissions will also be subject to Freedom of Information legislation.
We, the writers of Wales undersigned, wish to express our opposition to the Government's plans to extend the surveillance state, weaken Freedom of Information legislation and, above all, its declared intent to repeal the 1998 Human Rights Act.
Police costs - revealed under freedom of information legislation - include the total overtime bill but not normal duty spending.
Figures released under Freedom of Information legislation show that the council's 7,000 workers took an average of 10 days off sick in 2011 and 2012, more than twice the UK average of 4.
Labour would also include private firms running other services, such as prisons or schools, in new Freedom of Information legislation.
He also called for the adoption of an appropriate and effective Freedom of Information legislation.
Freedom of information legislation are rules that guarantee access to data held by the state.
The figures were disclosed by the University Hospital Birmingham Foundation Trust under Freedom of Information legislation.
The figures were finally revealed by the University Hospital Birmingham Foundation Trust under Freedom of Information legislation.
The documents, released under Freedom of Information legislation, reveal angry attempts to blame each other for failings.
Obtained under freedom of information legislation, an audit of local government positions reveals jobs that are far removed from the core remit of councils and appear to be of questionable value.
Figures released under Freedom of Information legislation uncovered almost 7,500 addresses where ambulance staff require a police escort or are advised to exercise caution because of the potential for violence.

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