TITLE

High Court quashes bid by MPs to secure Fol get-out

AUTHOR(S)
Williams, Peter
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Information World Review;Jun2008, Issue 247, p01
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the refusal of the British High Court to overturn an Information Tribunal ruling that the House of Commons should disclose the claims of Members of Parliament (MPs) for additional expenses, including for second homes. According to the court, it was just interpreting the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000, which includes the Commons among the public authorities to which it applies. Accordingly, the decision backed the earlier tribunal ruling that details of every receipt should be published.
ACCESSION #
34562514

 

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