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Charity boss lobbied Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, over NHS privatisation, documents show

Charity boss lobbied Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, over NHS privatisation, documents show

A charity boss who got members of his organisation to help pay for his birthday party at the House of Lords has been lobbying the Health Secretary for …

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 …

Secret papers show extent of senior royals’ veto over bills

Secret papers show extent of senior royals’ veto over bills

The extent of the Queen and Prince Charles‘s secretive power of veto over new laws has been exposed after Downing Street lost its battle to keep information about its …

The day in FOIA: asbestos in schools, security breaches of Army base, P.E. lessons, abused animals and ineffective courts

Asbestos found in 75% of council-run Devon schools

Asbestos is present in about 75% of council-run schools in Devon, according to figures obtained under the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act.

Some people want it completely removed, but a government expert …

Number of animals used in University of Leeds testing revealed

Number of animals used in University of Leeds testing revealed   

Almost 17,000 animals were used in medical experiments conducted by the University of Leeds last year – and most of them were killed.

A Freedom of Information request submitted by …

Government officials and VIPs ‘jump the queue’ for Olympic tickets

The government has spent almost £750,000 on 8,815 London 2012 Olympic tickets, allocated to officials and VIPS according to the Independent.

Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s 213 …