Environment Bill: Lords challenge green watchdog ‘unnecessary secrecy’ clause

Clauses in the Environment Bill that would prevent the new Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) from disclosing information related to its investigations, and would trump freedom of information (FOI) rules, will be challenged by peers in the House of Lords today.

by Rachel Salvidge
Amendments to the 'secrecy clause' will be discussed in the House of Lords this afternoon. Photograph: Pixabay
Amendments to the 'secrecy clause' will be discussed in the House of Lords this afternoon. Photograph: Pixabay

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