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Cabinet’s Iraq war files will stay secret for three decades after publication is blocked by Attorney General

Cabinet’s Iraq war files will stay secret for three decades after publication is blocked by Attorney General

Secret Cabinet papers on the decision to invade Iraq could be kept from the public for three decades.

The crucial minutes of ministerial meetings in 2003 were approved for release under Freedom of Information laws but blocked at the last minute by the Attorney General.

Dominic Grieve’s ruling yesterday is a repeat of the decision made by Jack Straw in 2009 over the same papers.

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Jack Doyle | Daily Mail | August 1st 2012

GATA Files New Freedom Of Information Act Document Requests

In 2007 and again in 2009, the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee (GATA), whose website is http://www.gata.org, filed Freedom of Information Act requests with the US Treasury and Federal Reserve seeking documents related to gold swaps going back to 1990.

In response, a modest quantity of largely irrelevant documents were turned over, some heavily redacted, along with statements that neither agency had any other documents that fell within the disclosure rules of the FOIA request

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Patrick A. Heller | Coinweek | July 31st 2012



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