Freedom act act extended

ORGANISATIONS, including private firms that perform 'functions of a public nature', are set to come under the scope of the Freedom of Information Act.

The Ministry of Justice says extending the act could encompass the Association of Chief Police Officers, the Financial Services Ombudsman, examination boards and any company wholly owned by a number of public authorities.

Information Commissioner Christopher Graham welcomed the plans, saying the public's appetite for information rights was at an all-time high.