A former minister has criticised the Scottish Government’s attitude towards Freedom of Information, saying they do not take it seriously.
The Daily Record report:
Freedom of Information laws were designed to enhance open government but the current Scottish administration treats them as a game and reveals exactly what they choose.
Anyone who can be bothered will wait years for the outcome of appeals and counter-appeals.
So if a civil servant sticks a piece of paper in an envelope in the belief that something of real importance is being concealed, should this be assumed to be a criminal offence? I think not.