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Prince Charles’s letters to ministers to remain private, court rules

Prince Charles’s letters to ministers to remain private, court rules

Judges have ruled that the public has no right to read documents that would reveal how Prince Charles has sought to alter government policies.

Three high court judges have have rejected a legal attempt by the Guardian to force the publication of private letters written by the prince to government ministers.

In 2005 the Guardian submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act (FoI) to see copies of correspondence between the prince and ministers in seven government departments, but the government refused to grant the request. Read more

Rob Evans | The Guardian | 9th July 2013

Isle of Man Freedom of Information bill for December

The Isle of Man government intends to introduce a Freedom of Information (FOI) bill by the end of year, the chief minister has confirmed.

It is thought that Jersey’s Freedom of Information law should be in force by 2015 after politicians formally voted it in during 2011. Read more

BBC | 9th July 2013



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