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Ombudsman prohibition does not apply to other authorities

The Tribunal has agreed with a submission from the Campaign that the Information Commissioner was wrong to find that NHS bodies are prohibited from releasing information which they have supplied to the Health Service Ombudsman. The Tribunal allowed the Campaign to take part in an appeal on this issue, despite the Information Commissioner’s objections. It accepted […]

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Government “puts two fingers up to openness code and Ombudsman”

A report by the Parliamentary Ombudsman published today (July 10) reveals that the government has: refused to comply with part of the Ombudsman’s recommendation that the government release details of gifts given to ministers issued a certificate preventing the Ombudsman seeing papers of cabinet committees dealing with the passage of the Human Rights Act issued

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Double blow to freedom of information

The government today delivered a double blow to freedom information. The 4 year delay in implementing the Freedom of Information Act, which the Lord Chancellor announced today was condemned as “totally unjustifiable” by the Campaign for Freedom of Information. The Campaign was also deeply critical of ministers’ decision to refuse to comply with an open

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