Ministers Want To Conceal MPs’ Expenses

The government are seriously considering moves that will remove MPs’ expenses from the list of items that the public can demand to see under the Freedom of Information Act. I hope it’s obvious why that’s a terrible idea, but if you need convincing, please read Matt Wardman’s blog post on the subject. Writing on the MySociety blog, Tom Steinberg suggests ways that you can help to combat this move.

Update: Score one for democracy.

The government has shelved plans to hold a vote on controversial
proposals to restrict the amount of information published about MP
expenses.

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