Open access test for Scottish Government as campaign group calls for inquiry on FOI handling
Scotland’s freedom of information laws set a high bar. But too often public bodies don’t live up to the ambition.
The Scottish Government frequently pat themselves on the back about being a world leader. They also frequently ignore the loud criticism of the way FOI rules are being misused.
MSPs of all parties say the Government frustrate simple requests for information.
Media organisations are campaigning for improvements.
And now a campaign group backed by a cross-section of Scottish civil society want an inquiry.
It’s not just the rules that are being bent to suit ministers.
There’s a... read more
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