"Prominent British researchers at the heart of the hacked email scandal shot down accusations of illegally withholding scientific information charting the planet's temperature, telling a parliamentary hearing that certain governments had prohibited them from publishing all the raw data.
Phil Jones, head scientist of the premier Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia, acknowledged that he refused requests for the institute's raw climate data, but only because of confidentiality agreements with national weather stations supplying the figures."
"Climate-gate Goes to Parliament" (Nature)
"Institute of Physics Forced To Clarify Submission To Climate Emails Inquiry" (Guardian)
"'Climategate' Scientist Admits 'Awful E-Mails,' but Peers Say IPCC Conclusions Remain Sound" (ClimateWire)