Falconer: Ministerial veto not a risk to freedom of information

Lord Falconer rejects the likelihood of extensive use of the ministerial veto to overrule the UK Information Commissioner and argues that the way the UK FOI Act operates will not be driven or determined by the veto:

"If it is used, the cabinet as a whole has got to agree to its use. If a decision were made to use it, then the reason would be given to parliament. It would be susceptible to judicial review."

Falconer rejects veto risk to FoI act (The Guardian, 1 January 2005)