“On 11.11.07. I sent you the following enquiry:
1. The Norfolk and Waveney Mental Heath NHS Trust has a practice which excludes service users not in receipt of secondary mental health services from membership of its Service User Council and from the Service User Section of its prospective foundation trust membership. I think this is discriminatory and a breach of the Disability Equality Duty. Can you please advise.
2. Similarly, I am of the opinion that the use of eligibility criteria for the provision of services may also be a breach of the Disability Equality Duty. Can you also please advise on this.”
A few weeks before that I enquired if the new Commission will pursue prosecution of public bodies in breach of the DED as the DRC did.
I have heard nothing from you. Please treat these inquiries now as Freedom of Information Act requests.“
On the face of it, it looks like the government may have, by concentrating its quangos, succeeded in diluting them!!!