Wednesday, May 30, 2007

OGC appeals to High Court

Appeal over ruling on ID cards review - FT

"The Office of Government Commerce is to appeal to the High Court over a ruling that requires it to disclose a review of the controversial ID cards project."

"The OGC said yesterday...that it would appeal as "we do not agree with the tribunal's findings on where the public interest lies in relation to what information should be disclosed and what it is appropriate to withhold.

"So far, the gateway process has helped achieve over £2.5bn in value for money savings [by improving projects]. In the government's view, disclosure would seriously undermine the effectiveness of the process, as confidentiality is essential to it.""

See also:

Brown should back open government
- FT Editorial

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