Press coverage of Commons Secrecy

BBC News
Speaker bans naming of MPs’ staff

Commons Speaker Michael Martin has vetoed a request for the names and salaries of MPs’ staff who are paid for by the taxpayer, it has emerged.

Daily Telegraph
Commons uses veto on freedom of information

…The Speaker of the House used a veto allowed by what is known as the “grenade clause” of the legislation to prevent the names of MPs’ staff and their salaries becoming public knowledge.
Michael Martin acted after Heather Brooke, a leading Freedom of Information campaigner, asked for details on the names and salaries of staff of MPs who are paid by the public purse.

Campaigner criticises Speaker over secrecy
The Guardian

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