Independent scrutiny 'vital' in cases of non-disclosure

THE Policy Council will consider at its meeting today whether dealing with complaints about confidentiality in-house could undermine its proposed code of practice for access to information.

THE Policy Council will consider at its meeting today whether dealing with complaints about confidentiality in-house could undermine its proposed code of practice for access to information.

The concern was raised by Deputy Chris Green, pictured, who said there should be some independent scrutiny – perhaps overseen by a jurat – of a department’s decision whether or not to disclose information.

‘I feel independent scrutiny is crucial,’ he said. ‘The danger of producing a code of practice without including that impartial element runs the risk of undermining the whole system.’

The Policy Council’s proposed code, which would see departments sign up to a presumption of disclosure and proactive publication, will be debated at this month’s States meeting.

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Oilcan Annie

Christopher Hitchens 14 th July 1455 ........eek , has all this tallk of religion brought about a miracle and a resurrection!!!!! Any connection?

Now if we could persaude his sibling to join TIG we could really get a debate going....!

Oilcan Annie

Ooops have posted this in wrong forum , sorry! Should have been in rector forum!