Information Tribunal to consider OGC Gateway Reviews of the Identity Cards Programme for the third time on Thursday 27th November 2008

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The Information Tribunal will have a third attempt at hearing the appeal of the the Office of Government Commerce against the Information Commissioner's Decision to order the full publication of the early Gateway Reviews of the Home Office's wretched Identity Cards Programme next Thursday 27th November 2008:

Information Tribunal Current Cases at: 06/11/2008 (.pdf)

Office of Government Commerce

30-Aug-06 FOI

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Part Heard

Further hearing on 27 November at Field House at 10:00am

Field House
15 Bream's Buildings
London
EC4A 1DZ

Field House location map

Our original Freedom of Information Act request for the pre-stage Zero and Stage Zero Gateway Reviews of the Home Office's Identity Cards Programme (documents which were already a year or 18 months old) made on 1st January 2005, which should have been fulfilled, no more than 20 working days later, will have taken at least 1427 days or 3 years, 10 months, 27 days

How many hundreds of thousands of pounds in legal costs will this deliberate prevarication by the bureaucracy have cost the public purse ?

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