FoI act has ‘hamstrung’ government – The Guardian

Posted November 24th, 2011 in civil servants, freedom of information, legislation, news, select committees by sally

“The Freedom of Information act is a mistake, and is having a negative effect on governing, Britain’s top civil servant said. Sir Gus O’Donnell told the Commons public administration select committee that it had stymied full and frank discussion of options by ministers and others in government. The 2001 act gives members of the public and journalists the right to ask for publication of official documents.”

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2011