Scottish Executive uses taxpayers' money to take the Information Commissioner to court

Thousands of pounds of taxpayers' money is about to be used by the Scottish Executive to take Scotland's Information Commissioner to court to try and block the release of government documents.

Three separate cases are due to be heard at the Court of Session which will cost several thousand pounds in legal fees. The Scottish Executive, who are responsible for introducing the legislation, are said to be finding Scotland's new era of openness "a nuisance".

Ministers set for legal fight to overturn information rulings (The Scotsman, 6 May 2006)