Freedom of information oral evidence sessions in January
The Independent Commission on Freedom of Information will hold 2 oral evidence sessions to hear from a range of interested parties.
The Independent Commission on Freedom of Information is open to receiving evidence from a wide range of interested parties. The Commission will hold 2 oral evidence sessions providing an opportunity for:
- those who have already submitted written evidence to explain further, or
- those who the Commission considers will provide a perspective not covered in written evidence
The sessions will be held on:
- 20 January from 1pm to 4pm in the Attlee Suite
- 25 January from 10am to 5pm in the Macmillan Room
Both events will be held at First Floor, Portcullis House, Bridge Street, London SW1A 2LW.
The sessions will be before the full panel of Commissioners: Lord Burns (Chairman), the Rt Hon Jack Straw, the Rt Hon Lord Howard of Lympne, Lord Carlile of Berriew and Dame Patricia Hodgson.
The following witnesses will attend the sessions:
20 January 2016
|Information Commissioner: Christopher Graham||1pm to 2pm|
|Rt Hon Lord McNally||2pm to 2:25pm|
|National Police Chiefs Council: Ian Readhead and Mark Wise||2:25pm to 2:50pm|
|38 Degrees: Blanche Shackleton||2:50pm to 3:15pm|
|Lord O’Donnell||3:15pm to 3:40pm|
25 January 2016
|Taxpayers’ Alliance: Jonathan Isaby||10am to 10:25am|
|Liberty: Sam Hawke||10:25am to 10:50am|
|Local Government Association: Councillor David Simmonds||10:50am to 11:15am|
|Universities UK: Nicola Dandridge||11:15am to 11:40am|
|Health and Safety Executive: Peter McNaught||11:40am to 12:05pm|
|NHS Providers: Chris Hopson||12:30pm to 12:55pm|
|Kent County Council: Caroline Dodge and Geoff Wild||12:55pm to 1:20pm|
|Society of Editors and the Press Association: Bob Satchwell and Peter Clifton||1:20pm to 2:10pm|
|Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP||2:25pm to 2:40pm|
|The Rt Hon Lord Beith||2:40pm to 3:05pm|
|Professor Christopher Forsyth and Professor Richard Ekins||3:05pm to 3:30pm|
|Campaign for Freedom of Information: Maurice Frankel||3:30pm to 4:30pm|
Public seating will be available on a first come basis:
- on 20 January there will be 65 seats available for the public and 15 seats for the media
- on 25 January there will be 30 seats available for the public and 10 seats for the media
As the sessions are being held in a busy building, please allow up to 30 minutes to get through security.
The sessions will be recorded and transcribed. The transcriptions will be published on the Commission’s GOV.UK webpages as soon as possible afterwards.