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When Ministers say "no" to FOI requests

15 May 2012

Ben Worthy on the BBC website

Changes to the NHS have been described as "so big, they can be seen from space". But, closer to home, the risks posed by the shake-up will not be seen by the public. The government has overruled an Information Tribunal order to publish the NHS "risk register". It is not the first time the ministerial veto has been used.

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