Reveal environmental info, prince told

2011-11-04 21:39
London - A British tribunal says Prince Charles must end a culture of secrecy covering his 700-year-old Duchy of Cornwall estate and answer some public requests for environmental information.

The First-Tier Tribunal on information rights said on Friday that it had ruled on Thursday on a tussle between an environmental campaigner and the heir to the throne.

Judge John Angel said the Duchy of Cornwall - the 55 000ha estate established in the 14th century - must abide by environmental information regulations.

It means the estate must answer requests made under the regulations, which are similar to freedom of information laws but relate to environmental issues.

The duchy earned Prince Charles almost £18m ($29m) in 2010.
- AP
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