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Magazine article Public Finance

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The Information Commissioner has upheld a complaint against the Department for Education and Skills over its refusal to disclose the minutes of senior management meetings on the setting of school budgets. The DfES cited a qualified exemption from the Freedom of Information Act regarding information on the formulation and development of government policy. However, the IC has now ordered the department to reveal the information as he believes the public is best served by its disclosure.

The Ministry of Defence has signed a £100m contract with BAE Systems lnsyte to supply advanced computer training systems to the Royal Navy's major surface warships. MoD procurement minister Lord Drayson said the deal would equip new facilities at the Devonport naval base and HMS Collingwood near Portsmouth. The systems would also be compatible with the Navy's future Type 45 Destroyer warships, he added.

Schools minister Jacqui Smith has confirmed that the government will continue to subsidise milk in England's primary schools, despite a study published last year that found the scheme was not value for money. Consultancy London Economics discovered that the average price schools charged parents for subsidised milk - 11.4p for a third of a pint - exceeded the supermarket price for the same amount (8.4p to 10p). But Smith said: 1I am delighted that milk subsidies will continue. This will complement our work to effect no less than a transformation in the health content of school meals and undo decades of neglect. …

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