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ICO: Use of the ministerial veto should be reserved for genuinely exceptional cases

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22/05/2012 by:

The Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham, has in his recent report to Parliament, expressed his concern for the government’s use of its veto power in FOIA cases. The government has used its veto power on three previous occasions, all of...

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Cabinet minutes on Iraq remain off limits

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07/09/2012 by:

The Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham, says in his report submitted to Parliament on 3 September that the circumstances around Cabinet minutes on Iraq were not ‘exceptional’ – a prerequisite for the use of the Ministerial veto under FOI...

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New policy on FOI veto power on the cards

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08/03/2013 by:

Giving evidence at the House of Commons Justice Committee hearing on 5 February, Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham, spoke about the work of the Information Commissioner’s office and gave his views on the government veto under FOIA. Grah...

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Prince Charles’ letters to be released under the FOIA

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26/03/2015 by:

The Supreme Court has ruled that Prince Charles’ correspondence with government departments will be made public under the FOIA. The Upper Tribunal had ordered disclosure in 2012 as a response to a FOI request made by Guardian journalist, Rob Evans...

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