October 12, 2017

MPs Demand an End to Government Secrecy on Brexit Papers

Together with over 120 MPs I’ve written to David Davis, the Brexit Secretary asking him to publish the findings of an analysis the Government has carried out on what the impacts of leaving the European Union will be on 50 sectors of the economy.   Despite numerous questions from MPs and repeated Freedom of Information requests the Government has refused …

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March 9, 2016

Calling on the Government to Make Private Contractors Accountable to the Public

I asked Cabinet Office Minister Matthew Hancock this morning to confirm that the Government will make changes to the Freedom of Information Act to allow taxpayer scrutiny of businesses providing lucrative public sector contracts. Disappointingly, the Minister refused to make such a commitment. I asked my question during Cabinet Office Questions in the House of Commons today. At present, Government …

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