Fourth session of the Justice Committee announced

The Justice Committee has announced details of the its fourth evidence session in its post-legislative scrutiny of the Freedom of Information Act. Witnesses are

At 10.30am

  • Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield; and
  • Lord O’Donnell of Clapham

At 11.15am

  • Gordon Wanless, NHS Business Service Authority;
  • Sue Slipman, Foundation Trust Network;
  • Wyn Taylor, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital; and
  • Julian Brookes,  NHS South of England

On his blog FOIMan says “This promises to be quite a blockbuster…My prediction (for which I hardly need a crystal ball) is that FOI will receive a good going over next Tuesday”.

We’ll aim to be live-tweeting the session, as we have with all the previous ones. Follow us on twitter @saveFOI to see what happens.

Meanwhile, the uncorrected transcript of evidence from the third hearing of the Committee has been uploaded at


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