Consultation outcome

Information rights: review of the balance of competences

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Review of the balance of competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union information rights: December 2014

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Detail of outcome

Detail of outcome

This report examines the balance of competences between the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom in the area of information rights.

It has been led by the Ministry of Justice and reflects evidence submitted by experts, non-governmental organisations, businesses and other interested parties, either in writing or orally, as well as other relevant material.

Where appropriate, the report sets out the current position agreed within the coalition government for handling this policy area in the EU. It does not predetermine or prejudge proposals that either coalition party may make in the future for changes either to the EU or to the balance of competences.

Feedback received

Balance of competences evidence received (zip file)

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Detail of feedback received

Detail of feedback received

We received a number of submissions to the information rights call for evidence. The submissions, which were received from a broad range of stakeholders, were either in writing or oral. We also conducted a literature review of relevant material.

Original consultation

Summary

Call for evidence on information rights for the government’s review of the balance of competences between the UK and the European Union.

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Consultation description

The government is carrying out a review of the EU’s competences. The review will provide an analysis of what the EU does and how it affects the UK. See this detailed guide for full details of the review programme.

The Ministry of Justice is leading on the report on information rights in the fourth semester of the review.

Published 27 March 2014
Last updated 18 December 2014 + show all updates
  1. Balance of competences outcome report and evidence published
  2. First published.