EXCLUSIVE: Opposition parties and journalists spend £750 000 of taxpayers’ money trawling for bad news. ‘BBC demands’ increase by more than one thousand percent!

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John Robertson
EXCLUSIVE: Opposition parties and journalists spend £750 000 of taxpayers’ money trawling for bad news. ‘BBC demands’ increase by more than one thousand percent!

A Freedom of Information request for data on the sources of demand for information from government departments, by TuS, has revealed that around £750 000 has been wasted on trawling for ‘scandals.’ This does not include the many requests made directly to such as local authorities, health boards or Police Scotland. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/549805/response/1316185/attach/2/FOI%2019%2000357%20Response.pdf?cookie_passthrough=1 The average cost of a Freedom of Information request has been estimated at £234, so: The total cost of requests from all these groups trawling for bad news…

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John Robertson
EXCLUSIVE: Opposition parties and journalists spend £750 000 of taxpayers’ money trawling for bad news. ‘BBC demands’ increase by more than one thousand percent!