Trafigura/toxic waste & Barclays/tax avoidance?

The question in question?

N Paul Farrelly (Newcastle-under-Lyme): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of legislation to protect (a) whistleblowers and (b) press freedom following the injunctions obtained in the High Court by (i) Barclays and Freshfields solicitors on 19 March 2009 on the publication of internal Barclays reports documenting alleged tax avoidance schemes and (ii) Trafigura and Carter-Ruck solicitors on 11 September 2009 on the publication of the Minton report [PDF] on the alleged dumping of toxic waste in the Ivory Coast, commissioned by Trafigura.

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UPDATE: (13 Oct) Carter-Ruck backs down. Victory to teh internets!

One Response to “Trafigura/toxic waste & Barclays/tax avoidance?”

  1. barriejohn says:

    I’ve been following this story in Private Eye. It was worthy of “Rumpole of the Bailey”!!