Monday, September 13, 2004

New Minister for FOI?

Lord Filkin has been removed from his position at DCA in the latest Govt reshuffle, I'm presuming that Baroness Ashton of Upholland will now take on responsibility for FOI. A rather worrying development given Lord Filkin's commitment to FOI and the closeness of Jan05 and the unresolved fees issue.See her biog at

Andrew has emailed and has pointed out that "There has been an inordinately long list of ministers moved/sacked who have dealt with FOI since 1997: David Clark, Mike O'Brien, Michael Wills, Yvette Cooper, Derry Irvine, Geoff Filkin"

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