CFoI evidence to Greensill inquiry calls for FOIA to be strengthened

The Campaign for Freedom of Information (CFoI) has submitted evidence to the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee’s inquiry into the propriety of governance in light of Greensill.

It says that without FOIA the extent of the company’s efforts to persuade the government to provide it with financial support, and the extraordinarily insistent lobbying by the former prime minister, David Cameron, may not have been uncovered, let alone documented in such detail.

It adds that FOIA contains the elements of a highly effective tool to probe lobbying but it needs to be strengthened and more vigorously enforced.

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