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Posts Tagged ‘FoIA Scotland’

£14m bill for gagging axed public officials

£14m bill for gagging axed public officials

Last month the Government banned gagging orders for NHS employees after it emerged that more than £18 million had been spent on silencing 600 staff.

However, the use of similar orders is widespread …

NHS FoIA whistleblower invited to meet Scottish health secretary

As Request Initiative blogged last week, one of NHS Ayrshire and Arran’s nurses recently exposed severe malpractice in his own hospital via a Freedom of Information request.

Nurse Rab Wilson gained access to reports on incidents, which, according to the …

FoIA reveals MoD to spend ‘secret’ £750m on nuclear weapons

Despite facing budget cuts across the board, the Ministry of Defence is preparing to invest 750m pounds of taxpayer’s money for the construction of an enriched-uranium facility at the Atomic Weapons Establishment in Berkshire.

The so-called Project Pegasus will replace …

Tobacco giant in FoIA controversy

Tobacco giant Philip Morris is using freedom of information laws to try to access scientific research on teenagers’ smoking habits according to an Independent exclusive this week.

The Independent also reveals in a follow up story today that the company, …