Monday, 3 September 2012

Undemocratic Influence.

Congratulations to the Deputy Information Commissioner for taking a brave decision that the Cabinet Office must release information as to when civil servants need to consult with Prince Charles as Duchy of Cornwall in drawing up legislation. The Cabinet Office had refused to release the information claiming the exemption of 'legal privilege.' but the Deputy Commissioner had refuted this argument. The Cabinet Office have until the 25th of this month to release the information or the case will proceed for hearing before an FOI Tribunal.

This is yet another victory towards more openess and transparency in the way government operates and let's hope the Cabinet Office accepts the Deputy Information Commissioner's decision and not seek to delay this information any further. Once we have this information we can assess just how much influence the un-elected have over our so called democratic institutions.

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