From the Sunday Times (£):
A CABINET rift over the Conservatives’ decision to block the release of letters from the Prince of Wales to government ministers has raised fresh questions about the government’s openness agenda.
Liberal Democrats have claimed that not allowing the letters to be released could breach the spirit of freedom of information (FoI) laws.
Nick Clegg and other Lib Dem ministers privately questioned the government’s decision to block the release of letters written by Prince Charles to members of the last Labour government, which had been requested under FoI rules.
When consulted by Dominic Grieve, the attorney-general, they are understood to have raised objections on the grounds that the law provides for publication of such documents.
However, Ed Miliband, the Labour leader, is said by senior government sources to have supported the refusal to release the 27 letters…
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