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Weekly News Round-Up: Public bodies, prisoners and pavements

Concerns over rise in Scottish FoI failures

An increasing number of public bodies are failing to respond to Freedom of Information requests, the Scottish Information Commissioner has reported.

In her annual report, Rosemary Agnew said there had been a 14% …

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 …

Scotland ICO: Freedom of information laws ‘should be extended to private companies’

Freedom of information (FOI) laws should be extended to private companies contracted to provide public services, the Scottish Information Commissioner has said.

Such a move will ensure accountability and transparency where large sums of taxpayers’ money are involved, Rosemary Agnew …

Police forces have received millions of pounds for passing on the details of road accident victims to claims management companies, insurers and lawyers.

Police forces have received millions of pounds for passing on the details of road accident victims to claims management companies, insurers and lawyers.

It may have led to thousands of people being pursued by “cash for crash” companies looking to …

Blair was briefed on UK UFO files

Prime Minister Tony Blair was briefed on the UK’s files about UFO sightings in 1998, newly declassified MoD documents have revealed.

Writer Nick Redfern urged him to “consider making available for public scrutiny all of the many and varied UFO …

Three new bodies subject to FoIA

The Ministry of Justice has just increased the scope of the FoIA to include three new bodies, its official website announced this week.

From now on, the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), the university admissions body UCAS, and …