A top civil servant in Scotland is facing new calls to re-open an inquiry into the case of the government breaking its own Freedom of Information rules.
The Scotsman report:
THE Scottish Government breached its own Freedom of Information (FOI) rules, an official has report has found, by not releasing e-mails which opposition parties say exposed attempts to “nobble” a leading expert who clashed with ministers over the referendum.
Scotland’s Information commissioner has ruled that ministers “frustrated” an FOI request during a row with elections expert Dr Matt Qvortrup who had questioned proposals for a second referendum question on more devolution for Holyrood.
The Scottish Government’s top civil servant is now facing fresh calls to re-open an inquiry into the row.