Friday, December 03, 2004

Procurement will ‘be more open’

Lord Falconer has vowed that the government’s private sector procurement processes will be ‘much more open’ once the Freedom of Information Act comes into force in January.

Falconer, the constitutional affairs secretary and lord chancellor, has said that Whitehall’s traditional culture of secrecy when dealing with public-private partnerships will be eroded by the FoI. It follows a ‘painful process’ of persuading civil servants and MPs that the move is in the best interests of the UK, he added.


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