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Commitment 7: Ministry of Justice consultation

Under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA), government information must be disclosed unless there is a good reason to withhold the information on the grounds set out in the OIA. Commitment 7 of the Fourth National Action Plan tasks the Ministry of Justice with looking at options to strengthen the scrutiny of legislative clauses that propose to override the disclosure requirements of the OIA.  

 In March 2024, the Ministry of Justice consulted on proposals. Here are the consultation documents: