Monday, June 20, 2005

Media Roundup

Daily Mail - How a chat at Chequers was followed by Cherie's first TV interview
"Absent from the guest lists, published this weekend under the Freedom of Information Act, are heavyweights such as Jeremy Paxman and John Humphrys."

Scotsman - Paramedic stress puts strain on emergencies
"Figures supplied to Scotland on Sunday under the Freedom of Information Act show ambulance staff took more than 3,700 days off due to stress last year."

Scotsman - Complaints made by tourists a cause for concern
"Details of complaints received by VisitScotland, released under the Freedom of Information Act, showed an embarrassing series of experiences of shoddy service suffered by visitors."

Independent - Central government 'still obstructive' over FOI
"Britain's new Freedom of Information Act has failed to change Whitehall's entrenched culture of secrecy and open up government to public scrutiny, it emerged last night."

Shropshire Star - Phone masts shock for county
"Using the new Freedom of Information Act, we asked every council in the area where mobile phone masts are situated."

"Consulation ends today on the review of the code of conduct for English local councillors to bring it into line with the Freedom of Information Act, introduced at the start of the year. The Standards Board for England has been seeking views on a number of issues, including 'whistleblowing'

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