Keeping you in the dark
Thursday 28th February 2013, 12:00PM GMT.
HOME’S argument for keeping secret how much public money was spent in a bungled raid on law firm AFR was cast into doubt yesterday as it emerged there was no confidentiality clause in the court order for the case.
And its minister Jonathan Le Tocq, pictured, left a series of key questions unanswered after facing sustained challenges in the States about the board’s refusal to release details of the settlement reached with the firm of advocates – or even the legal fees incurred.
Following the confirmation that no confidentiality clause existed in the court order, the Guernsey Press asked HM Procureur and HM Comptroller why damages and costs could not be released.
A Law Officers’ representative said: ‘The confidentiality arrangement was negotiated with the chief of police and he has already stated that the arrangement covered keeping the damages and costs confidential.’
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