Thursday, March 10, 2005

Media roundup

North Devon Gazette & Advertiser 9th March - Listed status query fails
"Councillors had hoped the new Freedom of Information Act would help uncover how the former gas showroom ever became listed without their knowledge. Councillors instructed town clerk Malcolm Measures to write seeking information." 8th March - Lawson's blueprint for Bank independence
"The Treasury had estab-lished the important principles and the practical steps necessary to give the Bank of England independence as far back as 1988, according to the latest papers released under the Freedom of Information Act. A 1988 paper commissioned by Lord Lawson, then chancellor Nigel Lawson, envisaged a "board of monetary control", including Bank officials and external members, to set short-term interest rates."

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