Thursday, January 15, 2004

Guardian challenges government secrecy

Labour politicians are fighting a legal battle to keep secret the fact that officials prevented a minister buying a cheap car, The Guardian can disclose.

Select Committee to discuss Open Government Code

David Hencke and Rob Evans, Journalists, from The Guardian and Maurice Frankel, Director, The Campaign for Freedom of Information; Mr Edward Adams, formerly Head of Information Rights Division, Department for Constitutional Affairs will appear before the Public Administration Select Committee today to discuss the work of the Parliamentary Ombudsman who polices the current non statutory Open government Code (this will cease to operate from Jan 05)

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