There may be another way to get at this data, or at least, make the government uncomfortable, which is the proposal that the government should be challenged on certain issues to declare what its policy is and what the evidence is to support that policy.
The list of topics they show is touchingly neutral but they do ask for suggestions and I'd suggest Cliamte Change is an obvious choice.
Anyone up for submitting it?
The information is here:
which has links to the committee page.
This has closed with what looks like 212 signatures.
Gordon Browns response is here:
It looks like you can have these codes, or the use of them, under certain conditions.
I'm not sure what that will prove to mean. It may mean that they are now available or it may mean that anyone who just wants to trash (criticise) their models may find they do not qualify.
Of course, use of and access to with a view to seeing what is going on may be two different things; like being allowed to use Windows 7 but not deconstruct it.
Incidentally, we do have a problem that researchers are being denied this access and furthermore that the CRU's dog has eaten its homework, as this WUWT article says: