There can be do doubt that lack of transparency facilitates corruption and incompetence, which leads to a waste of taxpayers monies, increased national debt and an ever increasing burden on future generations.

It is also true that Franks administration and period of government could have been much more successful had he fully endorsed and supported transparency in all aspects of government business.

The following is one mans view, which is supported by statistics provided by him and as yet is unchallenged by the administration.

We welcome the administrations response in the comments column of this article.

Prof WN