Private Motion – Annul the Freedom of Information Exemption (No.2) Order, 2005
Senate - 3rd Session - 8th Republican Parliament
WHEREAS by virtue of Section 5 (1) (c) of the Freedom of Information Act No. 26 of 1999, the President may by Order, subject to negative resolution of Parliament determine such public authority or function of a public authority to which the Act shall not apply; and
WHEREAS the Freedom of Information (Exemption) (No. 2) Order, 2005 which was laid in the Senate on Tuesday June 21, 2005 exempts "The Integrity Commission established under the Integrity in Public Life Act, 2000" from the application of the Freedom of Information Act, 1999; and
WHEREAS the said Freedom of Information (Exemption)(No.2) Order 2005 is contrary to transparency, accountability, good governance and for diverse other good cause and reasons;
BE IT RESOLVED that the Freedom of Information (Exemption)(No.2) Order, 2005 be annulled.
(By Senator Wade Mark)