Ministers have blown an estimated £30,000 trying to keep top Tory Andrew Lansley’s diaries secret from the public, campaigners revealed today.

Maurice Frankel, head of the Campaign for Freedom of Information (FoI), told MPs how the Government has blown vast sums on lawyers’ fees trying to stop the former Health Minister’s diary being made public.

Ministers are now considering ways to scupper Labour’s decade-old FoI law to prevent more embarrassing secrets coming out.

Reported by the Daily Mirror. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.


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