Reply to post: Re: Public Accountability for Public Services

It's high time we extend Freedom of Information Act to outsourcers


Re: Public Accountability for Public Services

If a service is paid for by the public purse, then there should be public accountability

A blanket like that would end up making the guy who washes the Job Centre windows liable to FoI demands - along with every cab driver who ever had a Civil Servant in the back. You need to differentiate between an outsourced government function and a generic service that just happens to be supplied to a government department or employee in a given instance.

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