Response 460924037

Back to Response listing

About You

Are you responding as an individual or an organisation?

Please select one item
(Required)
Ticked Individual
Organisation

Questions

1. Do you agree that freedom of information legislation should be extended to Registered Social Landlords, as proposed in this consultation paper?

Please select one item
Ticked Yes
No

2. Freedom of Information can be extended to organisations that undertake ‘functions of a public nature’. You may wish to provide comments on how you consider that RSLs undertake functions of a public nature, for example, with reference to the factors referred to earlier in the consultation paper.

Please enter comments:
Factors currently in my experience think they can do what they like when they like and charge what they like, often without explanation or consultation and it is not acceptable. They should be as accountable as anyone else or any other kind of organisation

3. The proposed order would be expected to come into force on 1 April 2018. Do you consider this a reasonable timescale, allowing for preparation for inclusion?

Please select one item
Yes
Ticked No
If not, you may wish to indicate what timescale you feel would be more appropriate and why.
I would want it asap, a year away seems a long time

4. We would welcome comments on the draft partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment provided at Annex A.

Comments:
They should be as accountable as anyone else and should not be allowed to charge for information as they currently do, again ripping people off

5. We would welcome comments on how these proposals might impact on ‘Equality Groups’ i.e. in respect of age, gender, race, religion, disability, sexuality, children’s rights etc. Comments will inform the Equalities Impact Assessment and Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment to be completed following consultation.

Comments
Would need to be widely publicised as to make people aware that they have the right to ask for information