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From: "Andy Hedgcock" <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] Freedom of Information Act
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 17:56:22 -0000
References: <000a01c50f96$2ba3e700$0301a8c0@Brian>

I think this has been discussed before and the general understanding was
that if people have given information under the impression it was 'in
confidence' no matter whether for the census or something else, the
information will not be released any sooner regardless of the FIA, as that
would then be regarded as a breakdown in trust. So, no matter whether the
information was given 90-odd years ago for the census, the fact that
individuals were promised privacy when they divulged the information still
hold true today. Having said that the 100 year rule will still hold
Hope this makes sense. Have a check on the Rootsweb Archives for what's
already been said.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian Lodge" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2005 5:30 PM
Subject: [Lon] Freedom of Information Act

> Now that this act is in force, does this mean that the government will
> to release the census earlier, >
> Brian Lodge
> Do not want wait another 6 years

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