MOD is withholding information about how the recommendations of the Haddon Cave report are being taken forward particularly in the context of nuclear safety. The information is being with held on the grounds:
“Information held by a government department or by the Welsh Assembly Government is exempt information if it relates to
(a) the formulation or development of government policy,
On this occasion we believe that the need to allow free and frank discussion between officials and ministers outweighs the public's right to information. This is because the assessment is ongoing and we would not wish to prejudice any future decisions. Once the Department has decided on a course of action a public statement will be made. “
The Haddon Cave report was published nearly two year ago in 2009, the delay in acting on the wider implications of the report particularly for nuclear safety seems to indicate that MOD has yet to make any decisions on how the recommendations are to be acted upon. If there was good news to report I am sure that MOD would be only too keen to publicise that news.