It seems that the controversial "zombie Bill", the Freedom of Information Act (Amendment) Bill, which refus3ed to die, may perhaps have been smothered by the lack of a sponsor in the House of Lords:
See this UK Freedom of Information Blog article: Maclean Bill fails to progress in Lords
For an example of the sort of FOIA request which would have been banned by this Bill, see the interesting disclosure of Home Office correspondence and emails disclosed by the House of Lords authorities:
This is a matter of public policy which affects innocent members of the public visiting the formerly public areas of the Houses of Parliament and Portcullis House and Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle etc.
This FOIA disclosure is relevant to the case of Obadiah Marius and Victoria Smith, who are, incredibly, with the consent of the Attorney General Lord Goldsmith, being prosecuted under SOCPA Section 128, for criminally trespassing into the Downing Street / Cabinet Office Protected Site.
The 70 Whitehall Cabinet Office building, through which they somehow managed to wander through the front door security, and make their way aimlessly to the back of the Downing Street offices, displayed no warning signs that it is a Protected Site. Therefore the fears of officials that a prosecution would fail, for lack of adequate signage, according to the statutory defence in section 128(4), seems very likely.
The Home Office view is that this would "bring the offence into disrepute" and , according to a Senior Civil Servant:
"I know the policy is not a welcome one but it is one to which the Government has committed us and it will be difficult for us all if it is called into disrepute"
A similar FOIA request to the House of Commons authorities is currently awaiting a public interest test:
These FOIA requests have nothing to do with either MPs' detailed expense claim data or with their constituency correspondence, but they would have been banned by the FOIA (Amendment) Bill, which sought to remove the House of Commons and the House of Lords from the schedule of public bodies subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000.