Thursday, July 07, 2011

Government Transparency Revolution marches on in UK

He added: 'Having this data available will help people find the right doctor for their needs or the best teacher for their child and will help frontline professionals compare their performance and effectiveness and improve it.'

Mr Maude said the move would also help stimulate the economy, creating a multi-billion pound industry which would translate raw information into user-friendly formats - such as 'good hospital guides'.

David Cameron, in a letter to Cabinet colleagues ahead of the Government's public services white paper, to be published next week, said: 'As you know, transparency is at the heart of our agenda for Government.

'We recognise that transparency and open data can be a powerful tool to help reform public services, foster innovation and empower citizens.

'We also understand that transparency can be a significant driver of economic activity. These commitments represent the most ambitious open data agenda of any government in the world.'