As this blog attests, we have periodically requested various bits of information from the Department for Transport, on the subject of the Gaul RFI.
Periodically, though not without additional prompting, one of Mr Jim Fitzpatrick's officials, like a cuckoo out of the clock, would come out to deliver his two-note message - a message sterilised beforehand by the various DfT attorneys - and then quickly withdraw.
The answer to our latest request (see
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/trawler_gaul) is now overdue.
The government seems to be playing for time. Maybe, they hope, with time, the questions will go away and everything will be nice again.
Or, maybe, we reckon, the questions will get a lot worse.