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ref date:24 May 1999 (WBA)
No freedom of information for Scotland or England

The Labour party lied about freedom of information in its 1997 manifesto.

The new freedom of information bill will ensure civil servants 'tips' to government ministers (used to help control Scotland via the so called Scottish Office) will be kept secret.

In addition, Sir William Macpherson, a respected author of several bills and papers on 'openness' said that: "A Freedom of Information Act should apply to all areas of policing, both operational and administrative, subject only to the `substantial harm' test for withholding disclosure."

This isn't happening, London will keep its dirty little secrets, including final, conclusive and damming proof that the Scots are subsidising London to the tune of Billions of pounds a year.