Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Independent covers FOI

The Independent newspaper has several features on FOI today (2nd Feb.):

Is this freedom of information?
One month into the Government's 'new era of openness', outrage grows at a catalogue of obfuscation and evasion in answer to requests for disclosure

Government attacked for 'hypocritical' attitude to Freedom of Information Act
"Ministers' promises to usher in a new age of freedom of information have failed to materialise, with scores of requests to open the Government to public scrutiny being rejected."

You may ask questions - but the Government still has the freedom not to answer them
"The worst fears about the effectiveness of the Government's Freedom of Information Act have been confirmed."

No comments: