THE outside business dealings of senior town hall staff could soon be made public after Bolton Council was issued a High Court threat by the country’s information boss.
The threat comes after transparency campaigner John Greenwood asked for details held on the council’s register of interests in a request under the Freedom of Information Act.
When the council refused, Mr Greenwood, from Breightmet, reported the council to the government’s Information Commissioner.
A spokesman for the authority said the council is seeking advice with a view to appealing the matter.
My comment: Alarm bells should ring when a council fights tooth and nail to keep their grubby little secrets.
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