The lovely wibbly wobbly old lady


 Reposted from Campaign for Freedom of Information
Although this article relates to Local Government, it seems to mirror Central Governments views on FoI requests, I’m sure you will recall several bloggers (Samuel Miller, Mike Sivier) making FoI requests to the DWP for claimant mortality statistics who were either lied to or told their request was “vexatious”

A survey of local councils, aimed at gathering information to push for restrictions to the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, has been criticised by the Campaign for Freedom of Information. A body representing local authority lawyers has appealed to councils on behalf of the Local Government Association (LGA)  saying the LGA is thinking of calling for changes to the Act and asking them to supply details of “problems” caused by it. [*]

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