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Experts urge government to protect freedom of information law

The government may clamp down on public access to information through reforms to the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, experts warned during a public conference in London on Tuesday.

A panel …

MPs criticise Tony Blair for failing to co-operate with inquiry

MPs criticise Tony Blair for failing to co-operate with inquiry

Tony Blair has been sharply criticised by MPs for his failure to co-operate with their parliamentary inquiry into the effectiveness of the Freedom of Information Act.

The former Labour prime …

University used more than 47,000 animals for breeding and experiments

The University of Dundee has released details of its use of animals in experiments.

Responding to a Freedom of Information request from a member of public, the university revealed that it carried out experiments on living animals.

Luke Beevers, understood …

Canada threatens EU over tar sands

Canada has threatened a trade war with the European Union over the bloc’s plan to label oil from Alberta’s tar sands as highly polluting, a FoIA investigation reported in The Guardian has revealed.

Letters sent to European commissioners by Canada’s …