Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Battle over Iraq advice to resume

Sunday August 29, 2004 The Observer

"Whitehall is bracing itself for a wave of requests for the disclosure of highly sensitive documents as new Freedom of Information legislation comes into force in January, according to information commissioner Richard Thomas, whose job it will be to adjudicate in disputed cases.

Top of the list will be the controversial legal advice from the Attorney-General, Lord Goldsmith, on British military intervention in Iraq. Requests for the disclosure of the full advice and changes that were made to it in the run-up to war will act as an early test of the new watchdog."

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