Maze FoI victory for UUP leader Mike Nesbitt

The Maze prison site
The Maze prison site

Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness’s department has lost its latest attempt to keep a document under wraps.

The Information Commissioner ordered the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister (OFMDFM) to release a report about the Maze prison site after it refused a Freedom of Information request from UUP leader Mike Nesbitt.

Mr Nesbitt, whose party gathers today for its annual general meeting, said: “The ruling makes clear the commissioner does not accept OFMDFM’s claim that the public would misunderstand the withheld information.

“That was a very patronising argument from Messrs Robinson and McGuinness.”