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Friday, 8 February 2008

EHCR to MP


I have now asked my constituency MP to become involved in this. I mailed him (Richard Bacon Conservative MP for south Norfolk) as below, forwarding the text of my previous pplog entry.


“Hello Mr Bacon.

I have forwarded my mail to Keith Ashcroft, Legal Officer for the Equality and Human Rights Commission for your attention and action. Can you please pass these details on to Ivan Lewis, Minister of State for social Care and keep me advised of any responses/developments.

The brief history of this is that on November 11th 2007 I made an inquiry to the on-line EHCR helpline asking the question italicised in red below amongst two others, one of those about the EHCR's intentions to use their power to prosecute public authorities in breach of the DDA as EHCR's predecessor, the Disability Rights Commission had positively declared it would do.

I received no response at all.

On 22nd November I posted the questions once again to the EHCR helpline, this time asking them to treat my inquiries as a Freedom of Information Act request.

I received no response at all.

On January 1st 2008 I wrote a letter, again setting out my requests and advising them: The statutory 20 working days for your response ran out on 19th December, 2007.

On 10th January 2008, I received a letter from Keith Ashcroft which I immediately replied to (these attached as a word file to save space).

Mr Ashcroft's letter still didn't answer my queries.

On 4th February I received the e mail below from Mr Ashcroft answering the question about prosecution intentions but none of the other questions.

You will see I have copied this to the Information Commissioners Office who I have been keeping up to date. The case number there is INFO188321.

I am now also asking ICO to treat this as a breach of the FoI Act.”

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