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Public Sector Information

December 14, 2009

Question written on 14/12/2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which public sector information holders are being considered under his Department’s Making Public Data Public initiative; and if he will make a statement.

Answered by Stephen Timms

The Making Public Data Public initiative has initially focussed on public sector information holders in central Government Departments and agencies. The Government consider that the same principles should be extended to all public services, and my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government announced on 7 December that Professor Nigel Shadbolt will lead a Local Public Data Panel to work with local government to release local public data.