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Due to a delay in introducing necessary legislation, Britain’s rail infrastructure company Network Rail will ‘not have to answer Freedom of Information requests until after next year’s general election’.

[“Network Rail to escape scrutiny before election”, Mark Leftly, The Independent, 6 October 2014]

[…] [Shadow transport minister Mary] Creagh told The Independent: “With the Government’s flagship electrification programme in trouble ministers have denied the public the chance to access information until after the election. Their reluctance begs the question, what are they trying to hide?

“David Cameron said sunshine is the best disinfectant, but he and his ministers are strangely reluctant to let light in on the workings of Network Rail. Hard-pressed fare-payers and tax-payers deserve to know how their £4bn annual support is being used – especially as ticket prices have risen by 20 per cent since 2010.”

[…] A spokesman said that Network Rail had been “operating as if” FoI applied for more than a year.

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Written by beleben

October 7, 2014 at 11:56 am

Posted in Politics, Railways

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  1. The number of FOI requests published on HS2 Ltd’s website seems to be reducing in number. The numbering seems somewhat irregular. The last FOI request appears to be one dated 8th July regarding the Higgins Report. Is the list complete?

    johnma

    October 7, 2014 at 1:59 pm


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