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Scrutiny in Local Government

Scrutiny in Local Government

I am involved in conversations about local government governance models and I am concerned as I learn about the tricks that public authorities are using to frustrate scrutiny exercised by FOI and SAR correspondence. Here are my notes.

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FOI

FOI

I need to write an FOI request, I have Heather Brooke’s book and checked the ICO FOI page. Heather is probably best known in this country as the journalist who used the FOI Act to break the MPs expenses story. She later wrote a book about how to use the Act, called “Your Right to Know, A Citizen’s Guide to the Freedom of Information Act”, available from Pluto here, otherwise google it! The book contains some template letters which I propose to use. See below/overleaf …