FOI: Some of the things you cannot ask for

"For the first time we can ask for information held by thousands of public bodies, ranging from government departments, local authorities and police forces to GPs' surgeries and schools. And, from the Prime Minister to your local roadsweeper, they are all required to tell us what we want to know."

"In the words of Lord Falconer, the Act is "the next stage in a revolution which, step by step, is reshaping the relationship between citizen and state.""

Open government: here are a few things you need to know... (Richard Morrison, The Times, December 30 2004)