Earlier this year the committee and the Attorney General, William Bailhache, wrote to Privileges and Procedures suggesting changes to the proposals for the law.
Mr Bailhache wanted to see exemptions built in for all communications to and from his department and more work done on the potential cost, while P & R are against the idea of a law entirely.
Privileges have proposed a law that would create an ‘information commission’ to oversee both data protection and freedom of information.
It would allow anyone to apply for information, and not necessarily in writing, and would allow a public interest argument permitting disclosure over the top of statutory exemptions.
Commitee president Deputy Roy Le Hérissier says that his committee will fight any opposition to their proposals after dropping expensive elements like a publication scheme for States reports.
Both P & R and the Attorney General say that the proposals go too far.