Aarhus CONVENTION (UN) courses needed URGENTLY for LGO staff!!!!!!!

Alan Rundle made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Dear Local Government Ombudsmen,

I understand that NO LGO investigators or
other staff members have attended ANY training courses on
aspects of the 'Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation
in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters'
(the Aarhus Convention), between 2005 and 2015.

The UK became a Party to the United Nations' Aarhus Convention in
May 2005.

Please can you explain to me why this is the case, since the Aarhus Convention is the most significant piece of environmental legislation in force in the UK today.

Yours faithfully,

Alan Rundle

Foi Officer, The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

This is to acknowledge receipt of your email. If you are making a request for information, you should get an acknowledgement from us within the next 2-3 days with a reference number and a date by which we will respond to your request. Please note, however, that this address is only for use in relation to requests for information made under the Freedom of Information Act and subject access requests made under the Data Protection Act. If your email is in relation to a new complaint please follow this link to a complaint form<http://www.lgo.org.uk/forms/ShowForm.asp...> or call 0300 061 0614 to speak to one of our Advisers, as the FOI Officer cannot deal with your complaint.

NOTICE - This message contains information intended only for the use of the addressee named above. If you have received this message in error please advise us at once and do not make any use of the information.

Foi Officer, The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Rundle

You asked why none of our staff have attended courses on the Aarhus Convention. We have no recorded information to explain why this is the case - the information requested is not held.

That concludes my response. If you feel I have not dealt properly with your request, you have the right to appeal and, should you wish to do so, I enclose a copy our complaints procedure. If you do request an internal review – can you please indicate why you are unhappy with my response? You also have the right to apply to the Information Commissioner to determine whether your request has been properly dealt with. You should note however that the Commissioner will not consider any complaint where you have not first exhausted our internal complaints process or where there has been undue delay in contacting him. You will be able to obtain further details of the Information Commissioner’s role from the website on www.ico.org.uk.

Yours sincerely

Hilary Pook
Information & Records Manager | DL: 020 7217 4734 |
Local Government Ombudsman's office |
www.lgo.org.uk |

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Local Government Ombudsmen,

I request that you conduct an Internal Review to investigate why the LGO has no training courses for LGO investigators (and other staff) concerning the 'Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters' (the Aarhus Convention.

The UK became a Party to the Aarhus Convention in May 2005.

Yours faithfully,

Alan Rundle

Foi Officer, The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

This is to acknowledge receipt of your email. If you are making a request for information, you should get an acknowledgement from us within the next 2-3 days with a reference number and a date by which we will respond to your request. Please note, however, that this address is only for use in relation to requests for information made under the Freedom of Information Act and subject access requests made under the Data Protection Act. If your email is in relation to a new complaint please follow this link to a complaint form<http://www.lgo.org.uk/forms/ShowForm.asp...> or call 0300 061 0614 to speak to one of our Advisers, as the FOI Officer cannot deal with your complaint.

NOTICE - This message contains information intended only for the use of the addressee named above. If you have received this message in error please advise us at once and do not make any use of the information.

Foi Officer, The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

Dear Mr Rundle

In my previous response I told you that we had no recorded information on why none of our staff had been on a training course about the Aarhus Convention. Freedom of Information only covers recorded information. We are not required to create new information in order to meet a request. Providing you with an explanation for why LGO staff have not been on specific training courses would be creating new information. Your request is therefore not relevant to the Freedom of Information provisions.

Yours sincerely

Hilary Pook
Information & Records Manager | DL: 020 7217 4734 |
Local Government Ombudsman's office |
www.lgo.org.uk |

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir