Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee
Scottish ministers are facing growing criticism for failing to toughen freedom of information law after a parliamentary review two years ago.
Most lobbying of Scottish ministers has been carried out by big businesses and farmers, according to an analysis of Holyrood’s lobbying register by The Ferret.
MSPs are recommending a new law requiring Scottish Government meetings to be minuted to prevent any “deliberate attempt” to evade freedom of information rules.
Repeated attempts by government agencies in Scotland to block public access to information show that freedom of information law should be strengthened, say journalists.
Calls for regulators to investigate secretive charity with links to Scottish private finance projects and £2.5m in the bank.
The new Scottish Information Commissioner has launched an investigation into allegations that the Scottish Government has blocked or delayed freedom of information requests.