I asked my MP to propose an EDM on this subject and he now has, please write to your MP and get them to sign as well.


EDM 589

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND COMPANIES OWNED BY TWO OR MORE PUBLIC AUTHORITIES

“That this House notes that section 6 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 with certain exceptions makes companies wholly owned by the Crown or by a single public authority subject to the Act; further notes that a company wholly owned by two or more public authorities or 95 per cent. owned by a single public authority will be outside the scope of the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and calls for the closure of this loophole and for companies owned 90 per cent. or more by any number of public authorities to be subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000.”


There has got to be a BIG public interest in getting a list of companies who include one of these Trade Codes on their Annual Return:

Group L – Public Administration & Defence

7511 – General (overall) public service

7512 – Regulation health, education, etc.

7513 – Regulation more efficient business

7514 – Support services for government

7521 – Foreign affairs

7522 – Defence activities

7523 – Justice and judicial activities

7524 – Public security, law & order

7525 – Fire service activities

7530 – Compulsory social security

See my FOI request here: http://tiny.cc/groupl