1 September 2008. A major authority, Sheffield, has refused to release expenditure on Common Purpose. A Freedom of Information request is refused by Liz Bashforth Assistant Chief Executive Sheffield Legal and Governance. Records of CP expenditure are apparently too scattered within the Council to be able to locate them within a sensible time frame. The truth is that Sheffield does not want this expenditure released. This pattern of refusal is repeated in authorities across the country, and is now assisted by Common Purpose using their graduates within Councils. Such action has resulted in breaches of Data Protection in some authorities. Why is Sheffield not proud to declare its expenditure of your money on this wonderful charity? Why the cover-up? SEE FULL DOCUMENTS IN PDF FORMAT IN ARCHIVES UNDER "CITIES" ....SHEFFIELD.