» Wednesday, February 9, 2005


Asked if the Government was justified in not releasing economic forecasts, the PMOS replied that whenever people looked at the Act, it allowed for exemptions under two circumstances. First of all, if it was believed that they were in the economic interests of the nation, and the second was regarding material relating to the development of policy (ie so civil servants could speak to Ministers and give their objective advice) without it then being made public. The Lord Chancellor underlined the importance of those two circumstances today.

Asked how the decision making process worked, when dealing with requests, the PMOS referred the journalist to the Cabinet Office and the DCA.

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