Open Government: The Development of Policy in the United Kingdom in the 1990s

  • David Wilkinson


We are at a dynamic stage in the history of open government in the UK, and it makes sense therefore to begin by recapping briefly on why and how we got to where we are today.


Open Government Standard Group League Table Select Committee Legislative Procedure 
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    Cabinet Office (Office of Public Service), Guide to Legislative Procedures (London, 1996);Google Scholar
  2. Cabinet Office (Public Appointments Unit), Supplementary Guidance on Public Appointments (London, 1996);Google Scholar
  3. Cabinet Office (Office of Public Service), Guidance on Guidance: An index to useful documents (London, 1996). Despite its mundane title, Guidance on Guidance covers issues like costing the policies of opposition parties, the procedures to be followed when including powers of entry to private premises in a bill, and how to handle the apparent disclosure of criminal activity in correspondence received by a minister or department.Google Scholar

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