Campaigners looked on in dismay today as Holyrood failed to bring a single arm's-length body under freedom of information laws.
MSPs approved a Bill amending existing laws to vary the length of exemptions and allow prosecutions where public bodies had destroyed records or denied their existence.
But the SNP government shot down a raft of reforms tabled by the opposition.
Scottish Labour's Elaine Murray unsuccessfully sought to bring any arm's-length organisation or contractor providing public services under the Act, along with any contract worth more than £1 million.
And fellow Labour MSP Iain Gray pleaded for the mere inclusion of the Glasgow Housing Association under the Act, saying his East Lothian constituents had a right to hold their landlord accountable.
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon rejected the plea, claiming that the Scottish Social Housing Charter would cover requests for information.
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