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Old 02-06-2016, 08:05 AM   #55
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Whitehall’s missing millions:Government has no record of how it spends £2.5bn each year on public policy research
Lack of transparency raises concerns that ministers and officials are quietly ‘burying’ research that they do not agree with

Oliver Wright Political Editor
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The Government has no central record of around £2.5bn a year it spends each year on research commissioned to develop public policy, a damming report reveals. An inquiry by a former High Court judge found that only four out of 24 Whitehall departments maintained a database of research they had commissioned.

The lack of transparency has led to concerns that ministers and officials are quietly ‘burying’ research that they do not agree with. There have also cases of the Government withholding research into controversial areas of policy such as drug laws and food banks long after the research had been completed.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...-a7060236.html
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