Monday, May 29, 2006

Hiding behind "private confidentiality"

Another of Mayor Ken's quangos has come under fire over its failure to publish it's annual audit reports. The London Development Agency has consistently refused to share its audit reports with GLA members and the wider world as other GLA bodies do. According to Livingstone this has been because of concerns regarding "commerical sensitivity and private confidentiality". In response to a recent question he said that,
for 2006/07, internal audit reports will be drafted in a way which is sensitive to commercial and private confidentiality issues arising from publication, enabling the placing of future internal audit reports on the LDA internet site.
No doubt the reports will be devoid of meaningful material thanks to the brilliantly vague and convenient term "private confidentiality".

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