Info chief blasts Govt over veto on release of NHS report

Decision to veto the released of the NHS risk register draws criticism

Info chief blasts Govt over veto on release of NHS report
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Information Commissioner Christopher Graham has locked horns with the Government over its decision to veto publication of a report detailing the risks associated with controversial reforms of the NHS.

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley deployed his veto to block an Information Tribunal ruling that he should meet Labour demands to disclose the document.

The November 2010 Transition Risk Register set out internal Government assessments of the risks posed by the reforms in the Health and Social Care Act, which became law in March.

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