FoI Tribunal orders disclosure of ID card reports... for what it's worth

Ministers have been ordered to publish two reviews into the controversial ID cards scheme after a four-year Freedom of Information battle.

The independent "Gateway" reviews look at the progress and likely success of government projects at various stages. Critics say the government has a poor track record in delivering big IT projects and publishing them would allow better scrutiny.

The government says confidentiality is a crucial part of the reviews' process.

In a judgement published on Friday, the Information Tribunal - which hears appeals against FOI rulings - ordered both reports be disclosed within 28 days.

ID card reviews 'to be published' (BBC News, 20 February 2009)

ID card reviews must be published, rules Information Tribunal again
(Out-Law, 23 February 2009)