Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Media Roundup

South Wales Echo 30th May- Cost of Assembly could've been half
"MILLIONS of pounds could have been saved for the public purse if City Hall had been chosen as home of the National Assembly, it has been revealed."

Daily Telegraph 29th May- TfL accused of peddling phoney phone statistics
"But TfL documents obtained by The Sunday Telegraph under the Freedom of Information Act show that only 14 per cent of the commuters questioned for a survey said they wanted mobile coverage to extend to stations but not to tunnels. More than 90 per cent backed the construction of a mobile network in some form on the entire Tube system."

Sunday Times Scotland 29th May - Hospital food served up in ‘dangerous conditions’
"Local authority reports, obtained by The Sunday Times under the Freedom of Information Act, reveal a catalogue of unsanitary and often dangerous conditions."

Sunday Times 29th May - BBC paper shufflers dodge the jobs axe
"The BBC has budgeted £8.08m for its charter review project, for work relating to the renewal of the corporation’s royal charter, from February 2003 to March 2006, according to documents released under the Freedom of Information Act. Its parliamentary affairs department has, separately, spent £5.03m from 2001-5 on “corporate issues with parliament and politicians."

Cayman net news online - The case of the missing accord
"A request was made by Cayman Net News under the UK Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for a copy of an accord between the governments of Cuba and the Cayman Islands, signed on or before May 1995, concerning the repatriation of Cuban migrants that arrive in the Cayman Islands, and also the British Government’s authorization to the Governor of the Cayman Islands for the repatriation process of Cubans."

Lincolnshire Echo - Could weird lights be alien visitors?
"Under the Freedom of Information Act the Echo has received details of all official UFO sightings reported to the military over the past five years."

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