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

Williams, Peter
June 2008
Information World Review;Jun2008, Issue 247, p01
Trade Publication
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.


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