Monday, 18 July 2011

An end to ‘status quo of secrecy’ at Bolton Council?

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. 

Read the full story from the source The Bolton News

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