BBC could be forced to disclose more information under FoI

In a wide-ranging statement, PM announces all MPs' expenses details will be published on internet in a few days, while Lords reform and electoral reform also mooted.

Gordon Brown was today accused by the Tories of trying to distract attention from his own difficulties as he unveiled a wide-ranging set of proposals for constitutional reform.

Under his plans, a bill being introduced before the summer could create a power of "recall" that would allow byelections to be held when an MP was found to have committed serious financial misconduct.

The government will also consider extending the Freedom of Information Act to allow more information to be revealed about public bodies such as the BBC.

Voters could 'recall' errant MPs, says Gordon Brown (The Guardian, 10 June 2009)