"Clearly if one writes to a public authority and gives the personal details of a constituent, such as their CSA [Child Support Agency] claim, information relating to their children and so on, that information should be protected. It should quite clearly be protected under the current Act. However, inadvertently, someone may release it,"
Surely personal information passed to the MP (and then subsequently passed on to others) is covered by the Data Protection Act.
Saying that MPs should be excluded from FOI legislation because a third party might make a mistake is really taking the piss isn't it?
I assume David Maclean has got rather a lot of skeletons in his cupboard that he'd rather people didn't find out about....