FOI requests making news

Deputy in vote fraud data bid
31 January 2005, Birmingham Evening Mail
The deputy leader of Birmingham City Council has invoked the Freedom of Information Act against his own local authority in a bid to obtain confidential reports about alleged postal-ballot fraud

Lift lid on performance, says venture capital chief
Matthew Goodman and Peter Koenig
30 January 2005, Sunday Times
Until now, information on the returns generated has been restricted to fund investors. Under the new Freedom of Information Act, they are coming under pressure to report profits publicly. The industry has traditionally restricted this information to its clients.

Police guidance on foxhunting released under FOI
28 January 2005, BBC News

Patients win right to see GPs’ records
By David Charter, Chief Political Correspondent
27 January 2005, The Times
Patients are to be given the right to see doctorsÂ’ disciplinary and performance records on the internet under a sweeping review of medical accountability to be announced today.

Holyrood investigation into MSP’s travel claims
22 January 2005, The Times
An investigation was under way yesterday into expenses claims by a Liberal Democrat MSP who quit Holyrood last month citing health reasons. Details of Keith RaffanÂ’s mileage claims made available to newspapers under the Freedom of Information Act indicate that he claimed for journeys made in Scotland on March 11, March 12 and March 13, 2001.

One Response to “FOI requests making news”

  1. justinf says:

    heard you on the radio – tried out my local council’s freedom of information request website, and the forms dont work in Firefox.

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