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FoI brings about more 'transparent' government

Legislation phased in from Monday

The Freedom of Information Act will lead to a more open, transparent government, according to an expert.

The new legislation - which will see public officials held more accountable by the public - begins its phased introduction on Monday (Feb 1).

Only the Cabinet Office and the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture will be subject to initial requests.

A timetable bringing in other departments, public bodies and local authorities runs into 2018.

Paul Gibbons says it will bring more clarity to Manx politics: 

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