Thursday, 17 March 2011

Tories finally give up "secret" information on prison costs

Bowing to Parliament, Tories hand over files on crime agenda's cost
On Wednesday, the Tories grudgingly handed over more detailed cost estimates for their law-and-order agenda to comply with a historic rebuke by the Speaker of the Commons last week that said they may be in breach of Parliament’s right to demand information.
The Conservatives had previously claimed that the cost estimates were a secret. It's unclear whether their complying at the last minute will prevent the Opposition from finding them in contempt of Parliament.

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