There is little doubt that the Government is trying to avoid detailed scrutiny of its policies and mistakes by the mainstream media and by bloggers.
They have published 30 Ministerial Statements, on the last day before Parliament breaks up for the 11 week Summer Recess, something which contravenes the specific promise in the Ministerial Code not to do so
They have also published:
- Report of the Interception of Communications Commissioner for 2007 (.pdf)
- Report of the Intelligence Services Commissioner for 2007 (.pdf)
- Annual report of the Chief Surveillance Commissioner to the Prime Minister and to Scottish Ministers for 2007-2008 (.pdf)
- Government Response to the Home Affairs Committee: A Surveillance Society? (.pdf)
We will comment on these when we have read them.