Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Media roundup

The Rundown - How open are British universities?
"Research conducted by The Rundown has revealed that most British universities have embraced the principles of the Freedom of Information Act and published details of how to request information online."

Guardian - Police 'prejudged' Deepcut inquiry
"The Independent Police Complaints Commission is looking into the actions of officers in Surrey after the father of one of the soldiers brought it new evidence which he had uncovered under the Freedom of Information Act."

Personnel Today - Transport for London spends £1m a year on drinks for staff
"The body responsible for the Tube, buses and congestion charge disclosed the perks after the London Evening Standard used the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) to discover how much public authorities spend on food and drink. "

Gloucestershire Echo - Restaurants face threat of closure
"Nine out of 10 restaurants in Cheltenham were told to clean up their act by health inspectors last year. Environmental health bosses say the figures, released today under the new Freedom of Information Act, are alarming. They insist cafe and restaurant owners must do more to improve food hygiene."

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