Any progress on this one?
Email on its way with details - even if it turns out that it can't just be given out to the general public, a convenient reference format for members/campaigners would of course be useful. So presumably it would count as 'educational reference material', and be exempt from taxes, qualify for all sorts of grants etc etc
It can be given out to the general public. As long as we don't quote passages in a misleading way, there is absolutely nothing the government could do, without throwing the whole of public discussion of the law into confusion.
Infringement of Crown Copyright is legally the same as infringement of private copyright. It is just term and circumstances of creation that are defined differently in statute.
However, the policy
of enforcement is different. In effect there is a non-exclusive, royalty-free license in statutory material which is open to all on very simple terms (accurate attribution and acknowledgement of copyright). Denying a campaigning group the right to quote material accurately and publicise what the law is would be a huge step for government, much bigger than anything they've done to frustrate FOI. If the law is a state secret, or can only be quoted by state-approved entities in a state-approved context, then the whole rule of law is endangered.