Public domain – No value in secrecy, by Colin Talbot
The Gershon efficiency drive has probably saved billions of pounds. But the government’s reluctance to reveal just how this was done might undermine the programme’s other aim of regaining public trust......
In an effort to get at the truth, I put in a Freedom of Information request asking to see the Office of Government Commerce reports on the progress of the efficiency programme. No prizes for guessing that this was turned down on ‘public interest’ grounds.
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