Monday, March 08, 2010

Secret talks to privatise Highland Council care homes?

The Press and Journal is on the case this morning, Iain Ramage reports in today's edition:

'The privatisation of every care home run by Highland Council is back on the agenda.
The Press and Journal can reveal that e-mail messages exchanged by senior officials have confirmed that the controversial option has been discussed by senior members of the local authority’s administration at secret talks.
The correspondence was obtained by the opposition SNP group on the council.'

See the full article here. And the P&J on the council's smoking dilemma here.

UPDATE Tuesday : a new article in Press and Journal
Care homes to stay in council hands
highland leader gives assurance privatisation is no longer on local authority agenda

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"It is evident that council officers are bent on creating a case for privatisation built solely on business reasons rather than on political values"

Heaven forbid the HC should ever be run on (whimsical, self-interested, changeable) political values!

- Brian