As Energy Secretary, he was a target for journalists wielding the Freedom of Information Act. Now, after being ousted from Parliament in the May 2015 general election, Sir Ed Davey has been forced to resort to using the transparency legislation himself – in an attempt to read a report he commissioned. But, in a dark twist, civil servants who just 18 months ago worked with him have rejected his FOI request asking them to publish a study on the true costs of different electricity sources. The former Lib Dem cabinet member has accused the Government of “an abuse of power” after it rejected his FOI request to publish the Frontier Economics study into the true costs of different electricity sources, which was submitted to ministers by the consultancy at the start of this year. Responding to Sir Ed’s requests, the Government acknowledged a public interest in publishing the report but said it would do so “in due course” when it could provide “sufficient context”.
Telegraph 5th Nov 2016 read more »