Following our investigation into a document from 1984 which showed that the UK Ministry of Defence were preparing policies for the release of information under the Freedom of Information Act.
We have now received a response to our FOI request.
The document from 1984 is from the Australian High Commission in London. Dated 16th March 1984.
The document is addressed to Mr G McGregor, First Assistant Secretary, Uranium & Nuclear Division. It Relates to the radiation doses received by the Australian and New Zealand Indoctrine forces during the Buffalo trials which were discovered in AWRE files.
Paragraph 2 is most damaging for the MoD. It details a policy document that was being prepared by Mr McTaggart regarding releasing of information to the public relating to the tests.
The Freedom of Information request asked for information regarding to the McTaggart policy.
We received this response:
We have asked ask for an internal review and attached the document for them where the policy is discussed. Perhaps the inclusion of the document will lead to the policy being found.
We continue the fight for justice.