Wednesday, May 5, 2010

SNTC breaches Freedom of Information Act

I read the freedom loving Liberal Democrats of St Neots Town Council have been found wanting when it comes to Freedom of Information. The News and Crier has been pursuing a Freedom of Information request made to the Town Council about the report on the Christmas lights that fell down. The Information Commissioner has issued a report and ruled the following

The Town Council has the right to withhold parts of the report because there is a distinct possibility the council could end up being prosecuted.

In the handling of this request the Town Council has breached the Freedom of Information Act. The ICO found:

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