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Cabinet Office has no records of obstructive officials

Cabinet Office has no records of obstructive officials

Some top civil servants have deliberately obstructed plans that ministers want implemented.

That’s the view of the Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude, who in a speech to the Institute for Government last …

Francis Maude: “I’d like to make FOI redundant”

Francis Maude: “I’d like to make FOI redundant”

Cabinet Office minister hopes open data will remove the need for the Freedom of Information Act because “people won’t have to ask”

Francis Maude has said that he would like to make …

State funded elderly care declining, Labour figures suggest

State funded elderly care declining, Labour figures suggest.

The number of elderly people in England getting council-funded care has fallen by 11% in the last two years, figures obtained by Labour suggest.

Freedom of Information responses from 121 councils showed …

NY court weighs disclosure in old communist probe

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A writer whose parents were targeted by anti-communist investigators in the New York City school system 57 years ago took her fight to the state’s top court Wednesday, looking for the records to peel back the …

Francis Maude urges government to ‘stop hiding’ behind DPA at ICO annual conference

Transparency in Government means officials must stop hiding behind the Data Protection Act and publish and share more information, Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude told hundreds of public sector staff today.

Maude was speaking on “the transparency agenda” at the …

Sunday and Monday’s top FoIA stories

Cameron’s Big Society in lack of support

David Cameron’s Big Society plan which urges workers to contribute financially to charities doesn’t seem to move lots of his peers. According to the Daily Mirror, a FoIA request revealed just four …