Technically, the Home Office is now in breach of the Freedom of Information Act, as they admit that they have not complied with our FOIA request to see the "official meeting diaries, agenda of meetings, travel and entertainment expenses involving Katharine Courtney, Stephen Harrison, and the post of Head of Marketing, from September 2001." i.e. the senior people in the Identity Cards Programme Team, within the statutory 20 working days.
They state that "further consideration is required", but they are not invoking any "public interest balancing exercise".
Howeever, we are minded to give the Home Office a few more days before asking for an internal review of the case, provided that this does not end up as a delay which lasts beyond the time when the House of Lords is due to scrutinise the Identity Cards Bill.