Friday, June 15, 2007

Attack on FoI dies in the Lords

Good news for parliamentary openness and accountability today. The private members' bill that would have exempted MPs from the Freedom of Information Act has died after failing to find a single sponsor in the House of Lords.

MPs are still complaining about the publicity their expenses attract. Perhaps they should be more careful about what they charge to the public purse?

1 comment:

Clayton Nash said...

The House of Lords continues to simply do all the things we wish the government would do. I couldn't be happier with this and shudder the think where we'd be if they didn't exist.
So more and more I find myself supporting an elected House of Lords even though I think the unelected House is about as good a legislative body os I've ever seen.