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Jack Straw calls for Freedom of Information Act to be rewritten

The Labour Cabinet minister responsible for the Freedom of Information Act has called for it to be rewritten.

Jack Straw claimed that minutes were not taken of some “high level” meetings in order not to leave a paper trail while …

Alleged murderer of Milly Dowler receives millions in legal aid

Levi Bellfield, the convicted murderer who is currently on trial for the death of Milly Dowler has received a £2.2m worth of legal aid this far, the Mirror reports.

The amount includes the expenses for his defence for the murdering …

Expenses scandal MPs claimed thousands in legal aid

Despite their prosecution for fiddling public money, expenses scandal MPs received over £55,300 in legal aid.

Some MPs’ legal aid was even more costly than the amount of money they cheated. Labour MP David Chaytor got £23,579 for his lawyers …

Justice minister facing two inquiries over insurance shares

Justice minister Jonathan Djanogly is is the subject of two inquiries by the Ministry of Justice and the Cabinet Office after a Guardian investigation revealed he would personally profit from the changes to the insurance industry that he has been …