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Posts Tagged ‘Department for Education’

Cumbria police staff cleared over crime commissioner’s expenses leak

Cumbria police staff cleared over crime commissioner’s expenses leak

Two Cumbria police staff suspended last month, after details of their chauffeur-driven police and crime commissioner’s travel expenses were leaked to the media, have been cleared of any wrongdoing and will …

Michael Gove could face legal action over his department’s failure to answer 85% of Freedom of Information requests on time

Michael Gove could face legal action over his department’s failure to answer 85% of Freedom of Information requests on time

Legal action against the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, has not been ruled out by the data protection watchdog following serious …

Unofficial exclusions leave thousands of vulnerable children without education

Unofficial exclusions leave thousands of vulnerable children without education

The government and local authorities are failing to identify vulnerable children who are being denied an education illegally, a Guardian investigation has found.

Experts fear thousands of under-16s are falling out …

Attorney General blocks release of Prince Charles letters to avoid ‘serious damage’ to his future as king

Attorney General blocks release of Prince Charles letters to avoid ‘serious damage’ to his future as king

Dominic Grieve said the Prince’s letters were “particularly frank” and would “potentially have undermined his position of political neutrality” if published.

He used …

The day in FOIA: Conservatives social housing failure, Government’s £100,000 bill for facebook ads and the Department for Education’s not-very-free information

Tories failing to build social homes for poorest people, Labour says

Conservative councils will build on average 20 social homes for the poorest people in society by the end of the parliament – and in the housing minister’s own back …

London 2012: Legacy uncertain as school playing fields sold off

London 2012: Legacy uncertain as school playing fields sold off

The legacy of the London 2012 Games has been thrown into doubt after figures [obtained under the Freedom of Information Act] reveal that Education Secretary Michael Gove has approved the …

Gove contests ICO’s private email release order

Education Secretary Michael Gove is challenging an order from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to release material from his private email account, leading to fears over the future strength of freedom of information laws.

The government has been considering an …

University staff’s personal emails eligible for FoIA requests

Higher education staff may be forced to disclose personal email communication related to public businesses, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said.

The ICO is the public watchdog responsible for the implementation of the FoIA legislation. Following the controversy surrounding the …