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DWP fights to block fit for work documents

Post by Admin on Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:33 am

http://www.politics.co.uk/news/2017/08/07/dwp-fights-to-block-publication-of-fit-for-work-documents

Documents relating to the government's controversial fit-for-work tests could be blocked from publication after the Department for Work and Pensions' (DWP) launched a legal challenge.

In April, John Slater submitted a Freedom of Information request (FOI) asking for details of the 'outcome reports' which are completed by the private company contracted to carry out the tests. The reports would include information about the number of people with a terminal illness or limited capability to work subjected to the test.

The DWP initially said it did not hold the information but later argued that releasing it could damage the company's commercial interests.
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Post by Caker on Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:49 am

That says it all then. Commercial interests before public interests. Evil or Very Mad
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Re: DWP fights to block fit for work documents

Post by Admin on Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:43 pm

another reference to the above

https://www.thecanary.co/2017/08/08/theresa-mays-government-going-court-bury-truth-one-hated-policies/

Theresa May’s government is once again going to court; this time, to try and block the publication of a report into one of its most controversial policies. But if the report sees the light of day, it could be devastating for the Conservatives. Because the policy has allegedly, in part, been linked to the deaths of thousands of people.
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Post by Caker on Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:04 pm

Yes, I see why they would not want that to be revealed. I wonder what happened to transparency and accountability.
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Post by Absolut on Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:26 am

Is killing people exempt "commercially sensitive" information now?
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Post by Admin on Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:17 pm

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/tory-government-keeps-report-fit-10946364

a snippet taken from the page

A watchdog rejected the DWP's claims in a damning ruling more than four months ago and ordered it to release the report.

The Information Commissioner slammed the DWP for "barely explaining" how private firms would be hit, adding: "The Commissioner is not persuaded that there is a real likelihood that disclosure of the withheld information would dissuade these companies from entering into future contracts with the government."
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Post by Brutus on Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:40 pm

Is killing people exempt "commercially sensitive" information now?



It has always been.
The easiest trick in the world for the power that be, is not collecting informations that are detrimental to specific policies.
As information sharing makes ignorance a more difficult proposition, legal quibbles would do instead.


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