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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: HMRC snoops on public 14,000 times in a year, City sackings soar as FSA cracks down and police numbers ‘lowest for 9 years’

The tax man is watching you: HMRC snoops on public 14,000 times in a year

Taxpayers’ personal data, including records of web sites they have visited and where their mobile phone calls are made, is being viewed by Her Majesty’s …

Cabinet Office has no records of obstructive officials

Cabinet Office has no records of obstructive officials

Some top civil servants have deliberately obstructed plans that ministers want implemented.

That’s the view of the Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude, who in a speech to the Institute for Government last …

Royal Family can’t ignore public’s right to know, insist MSPs

Royal Family can’t ignore public’s right to know, insist MSPs

Plans to let the Royal Family escape the glare of Freedom of Information (FOI) laws in Scotland have been rejected by MSPs who say they should face the same scrutiny …

Publish full MPs’ expenses receipts, Ipsa ordered

Publish full MPs’ expenses receipts, Ipsa ordered

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa), which oversees expenses payments, has been told it must disclose the receipts handed in by MPs to back up their claims. The ruling by the Information Commissioner …

The Day in FOIA: Labour plans to extend FOIA to private firms | Walberswick parish councillors quit over quantity of FOI requests | NHS’s ‘biggest privatisation ever

Labour would extend freedom of information laws to private firms on public sector contracts
A Labour government would massively extend the scope of freedom of information (FoI) laws to cover private companies contracted to do public sector work.
Shadow justice …

Ministers told tram chiefs: Don’t tell us what you’re doing with our £500 million.

Ministers told tram chiefs: Don’t tell us what you’re doing with our £500 million.

MINISTERS were so anxious to distance themselves from the trams that they told council chiefs: don’t tell us what you’re doing with our £500 million.

Documents …

173 allegations of misconduct against just TWO police officers… who are still on duty

Two police officers have had hundreds of complaints made against them by the public, it has emerged.

The pair have faced 173 misconduct allegations as serious as perjury, sexual assault and violence by people they have dealt with professionally.

Police …

Hillsborough: The Thatcher papers

“In brief, we have learnt that the top ranks of Merseyside Police helped to misinform Margaret Thatcher by wrongly blaming Liverpool fans”

– Martin Rosenbaum, BBC Freedom of Information specialist

Requests made under the Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) reveal …

FoIA reveals smokers and fat patients are denied NHS operations

The NHS has been accused of trying to save money by denying treatment for smokers and obese patients, the Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph report.

Freedom of Information requests obtained from 91 Primary Care Trusts in England by Pulse, …

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