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Labour backs down over secrecy – good Lib Dem campaign win in Wales

Book cover marked 'confidential'. CC0 Public Domain[Labour First Minister] Carwyn Jones has admitted his government got it wrong when it stopped releasing details of what his ministers were doing…

“I’ve listened to views on Decision Reports – we got it wrong – and I will be reintroducing them,” he wrote.

The Liberal Democrats, which were accused by the Government on Monday of wasting resources by asking for the reports through the Freedom of Information Act, called the move a victory for openness…

Kirsty Williams AM, Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, said: “Yesterday the Welsh Lib Dems were being accused of wasting resources by requesting these reports. Today Labour have admitted that we were right all along.

“This is a victory for transparency and openness, and it wouldn’t be happening had Welsh Lib Dems not stood up for those vital principles.” [Wales Online]

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