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Dumbing down, Minister? Michael Gove gets his educational facts from marketing surveys for Premier Inn and UKTV Gold

Dumbing down, Minister? Michael Gove gets his educational facts from marketing surveys for Premier Inn and UKTV Gold

They may provide comfortable accommodation at a reasonable price and broadcast some of the finest repeats on British television but few would …

Michael Gove under fire for Department of Education’s stonewalling of Parliament in response to MPs’ questions

Michael Gove under fire for Department of Education’s stonewalling of Parliament in response to MPs’ questions

Michael Gove has been formally asked to explain his department’s “exceptionally poor performance” in stonewalling questions from MPs, amid renewed accusations of a lack …

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 …

FOI’s warn of risk to UK gas shipments

FOI’s warn of risk to UK gas shipments

New documents obtained by a Greenpeace/Energydesk FOI request have revealed government concerns about the security of gas supplies to the UK.

The news comes as the boss of energy regulator Ofgem warned …

Free schools: government ordered to publish list of bids

Free schools: government ordered to publish list of bids

Michael Gove must reveal the names, location and religious affiliation, if any, of all those organisations that apply to join the government’s free schools programme, a tribunal has ruled.

It rejected …

Michael Gove warned by exams watchdog to rethink EBacc

Michael Gove warned by exams watchdog to rethink EBacc         

The exams watchdog has warned Michael Gove that his plans to replace GCSEs with an English baccalaureate qualification are effectively unworkable, and is urging him to make changes.

The comments by …

The day in FoIA: Police corruption, undercover infiltration of protest group and Michael Gove withdraws his appeal against ICO

‘Shocking’ level of Met police suspensions revealed

Nearly 50 Metropolitan Police officers were suspended for corruption over a three-year period, it emerged today.

Figures show that 49 officers were suspended over the allegation, with 15 cases proven, 18 unproven and …

The day in FOIA: Conservatives social housing failure, Government’s £100,000 bill for facebook ads and the Department for Education’s not-very-free information

Tories failing to build social homes for poorest people, Labour says

Conservative councils will build on average 20 social homes for the poorest people in society by the end of the parliament – and in the housing minister’s own back …

London 2012: Legacy uncertain as school playing fields sold off

London 2012: Legacy uncertain as school playing fields sold off

The legacy of the London 2012 Games has been thrown into doubt after figures [obtained under the Freedom of Information Act] reveal that Education Secretary Michael Gove has approved the …

Gove contests ICO’s private email release order

Education Secretary Michael Gove is challenging an order from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to release material from his private email account, leading to fears over the future strength of freedom of information laws.

The government has been considering an …

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