The Government was criticised last night after refusing to publish official documents revealing details of discussions between Prince Charles and Ministers.

The Information Commissioner had ruled it was ‘in the public interest’ to release the confidential papers about a meeting between the Prince and members of the Government at Clarence House in 2014 after a request by The Mail on Sunday.

But following a legal challenge – paid for by the taxpayer – lawyers acting for the Government succeeded in blocking the release of the material about the meeting of Charles with John Hayes, the then Transport Minister, and Brandon Lewis, then Housing Minister.

Reported by The Mail on Sunday. You can read the full story here. 

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