Deleted information on audit no m4110/12/003

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Dear Hertfordshire County Council,
Under the Data Protection Act I have been informed that prior to leaving Herts CC the manager responsible for the above audit deleted all my correspondence with him including Forensic Document Scrutiny Ref No FDS 20120912 which he acknowledges as receiving from me on the 16.12.2012

Mrs Dunicliffe your FOI manager was aware that this document existed yet at our meeting when I asked her if all the information pertaining to this audit was on file she informed me it was ??????

She also refused to allow me to have a journalist with me while viewing this file

In light if the above I am now once again requesting that I see all the information that Herts CC hold on the above file

Please let me also have the procedures in place for filing information on an audit

Please let me have all the information that you have on how you recover deleted information from computers

Do you have any record of other audits where information is deleted and not held on file

Have Herts CC got Forensic Document Scrutiny FDS 20120912 ???????

Yours faithfully,

tomcullen

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Your email relating to the above matter has been passed to me.

 

I have asked the Information Governance Unit to respond to the following
questions:

 

·         Please let me also have the procedures in place for filing
 information on an audit

·         Please let me have all the information that you have on how you
 recover deleted information from computers

·         Do you have any record of other audits where information is
deleted  and not held on file

 

I shall respond to the other queries in your email, hopefully by the end
of the week.

 

Kind Regards

 

Judith

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Information Governance, Hertfordshire County Council

Dear Mr. Cullen,

 

Reference number: FOI/RAP/09/14/7722

 

Thank you for your correspondence of the  12th September  2014 including
the following information.

 

Please let me also have the procedures in place for filing information on
an audit

 

Please let me have all the information that you have on how you recover
deleted information from computers

 

Do you have any record of other audits where information is deleted and
not held on file

 

 

Your request for information is being considered under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  We will respond to your request as quickly as
possible, and by close of  10th October 2014 at the latest.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, quoting
the reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Information Governance Unit

Hertfordshire County Council

Postal Point CHN 305

County Hall,

Hertford, SG13 8DQ

Telephone: 01992 555848

Email: [email address]

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Information Governance,
I have clearly asked for certain information under FOI legislation and what you have indicated above is that not all the information I require will be under FOI legislation

I was quite clear in my requirements The reason why I am asking for this under FOI legislation is that it is a criminal offence to give out intentionally wrong information under this legislation and as others are following this it also allows for transparency

Another reason for asking for this is that last year I informed Hertfordshire CC as a" whistleblower "that this audit was deceitful and fraudulent I reported this along with reference to Forensic Document Scrutiny Ref ;20120912 which informed me that this audit was incorrect

Your CEO Head of Legal and the audit manager carried out an investigation in which they "implied" that they found this audit was none of my business even though it was sent to my home and the residents of Hertsmere of which I am one were charged £4335.00 for a fraudulent document that the auditors wasted 70 hrs of taxpayers money on So much for "whistlebowing "to Herts CC

All I require is have you got any information that would identify that the above officers have seen this Forensic Document Scrutiny Ref 20120912 or did the manager in the audit section delete this information prior to me "whistleblowing "

This report cost me £175.00 and now I am informed that Herts CC manager in the audit section Deleted /Shredded/ Destroyed /however you look at it you have not got this report
So where is it ?????
I will probably get a reply stating that you no longer have this file and that it is now the property of Hertsmere but you had this file for over a year So where is my report and why was this council not transparent enough in my initial enquiry last Year not to let me know the manager of the audit section had deleted my entire correspondence with him

Who is Judith Gower? and for what reason has she decided that certain parts of my question will not be answered under FOI legislation ?

I sent this report to Gush Bains Hertfordshire County Council on the 16.11.2012 and he acknowledges receiving this report on the same day .I would now like this report returned to me Only by asking under data protection act did you eventually inform me that he had destroyed the report and all my correspondence with him

I really hope that you have not sent this report or any information that I sent to him in a private capacity to Hertsmere Borough Council ????

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Yours sincerely,

tomcullen

Information Governance, Hertfordshire County Council

Dear Mr Cullen

 

Reference number: FOI/RAP/09/14/7722

 

Thank you for your correspondence of the 15th September 2014 requesting
the following information:

 

Please let me have your procedures and strategy  for dealing with

a] Crime and Corruption within the council by employees
[b] The names of the  committee members  that deal with corruption
particularly in the audit section including independent lay-members if any
?
[c] Your disciplinary procedures for breaches of the data protection act
by employees
[d] Your disciplinary procedures  for staff that are dishonest in their
dealings with the public
[e] Your disciplinary procedures for dealing with staff that delete
/destroy /shred information relevant to audit files
[f] Your procedures and strategy for dealing with members of the public
acting as " whistleblowers "on corruption
[g] Last year I reported via your "whistleblowers "web site that audit
m44110/12/003 was a fraudulent audit that was sent to my  home by your
audit manager I referenced Forensic Document Scrutiny  ref 20120912 as
proof of this and that Hertfordshire had charged Hertsmere BC £4335.00   I
never received a reply from Herts CC please let me have any information
you have  that would indicate that the information contained in the above
audit is correct and that the information contained in the above Forensic
Doc Scrutiny was incorrect Only one is correct
If as result of your manager in the audit section deleting my report and
all my correspondence  you have not seen this document please let me have
any information you hold that enabled you to carry out an investigation
without this evidence

 

We have aggregated this request with you previous above  numbered request.

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Dear Information Governance,
Please do not aggregate the replies I am an Old aged pensioner and would prefer the replies seperate

That way we will not be confused and can itemise each salient point You seem to be trying to confuse the situation please place back the heading that I had on the second reply as in my mind you seem to be trying to hide the word corruption

Please do not try to play mind games

The two questions fall and stand alone and are not to be confused

Please place back the heading on the second question

Yours sincerely,

tomcullen

Judith Gower, Hertfordshire County Council

Dear Mr Cullen

 

I write further to my email of 15 September 2014. To clarify I am a
solicitor employed by the County Council.

 

I understand that Forensic Document Scrutiny Ref No FDS 20120912 refers to
the document that you commissioned regarding the assessment of
handwriting. It was not an independent report but a report that was
commissioned by you and belongs to you.

 

As you say Mrs Dunnicliffe was aware that the document existed. It would
appear that the document was never placed on the audit file as it was not
considered to be part of the audit or the audit process.

 

Hertfordshire County Council no longer holds the file as it has been
returned to Hertsmere Borough Council. You have either seen or received
copies of all the information that the County Council held. Other
documents such as Forensic Document Scrutiny Ref No FDS 20120912 were your
document and are therefore accessible to you by other means.

 

Hertfordshire County Council does not hold the document that you are
referring to.

 

Kind Regards

 

Judith

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Information Governance, Hertfordshire County Council

Dear Mr. Cullen,
The facility to aggregate requests from the same requester(or requesters deemed to be acting in a co-ordinated way) is part of the fees regulations which accompany the Freedom of Information Act and is aimed at limiting the burden on a public authority of meeting its responsibilities under the Act. Our response will answer each item of your correspondence which is a request for information.
Please note if you wish to make allegations of corruption you would find it more effective to direct your complaint to the Local Government Ombudsman as you have been advised on several occasions previously.

Yours sincerely,

Elaine Dunnicliffe

Information Access Manager
Information Governance Unit
Hertfordshire County Council
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County Hall,
Hertford, SG13 8DQ
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Email: [email address]

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Dear Information Governance,
Madam
Where is the document ?????

Did he delete it

You have previously informed me that you have the e-mail in which the Forensic Document was attached too and that this e-mail was part of the file Now you say the attachment was not

So an e-mail saying please find attached document is on file but not the attachment

Is Ms Gower aware of the consequences of giving out wrong information under FOI legislation ????

Please may I have it back it was sent to Gush Bains to help him with the audit and if he has decided that it was surplus to requirements but would instead depend on three staff from Hertsmere Borough Council ,who had previously informed me under an FOI request that they did not know who had filled in the register then so be it

Please let me have any information that you hold on this audit you have information on computer even if the file is with Hertsmere

Madam your are saying that a document that disputes the information sent to me on this audit should not be part of the audit file and which was received 14 days prior to the audits publication

Yours sincerely,

tomcullen

Judith Gower, Hertfordshire County Council

Further to my email of 22 September 2014 further investigation has located
an electronic copy of your report numbered FDS20120912.

 

Hertfordshire County Council does hold a copy of the report

 

 

Kind Regards

 

Judith

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Judith Gower,

Please let me know where this report was" found "
Your Data manager informed me that it was deleted by the audit manager along with all my other correspondence to him prior to him leaving
Mrs Dunicliffe in a previous FOI reply informed me that it was not on the audit file
Would you be so kind as to let Mr Woods your CEO see it and also Ms Petit your Head of Legal

Yours sincerely,

tomcullen

Judith Gower, Hertfordshire County Council

Dear Mr Cullen

The report was located in an email.

Kind Regards

Judith

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Solicitor Environment, Commercial and Property Law Group
Legal Services
Postal Point Number CHO237
Hertfordshire County Council, County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford, SG13 8DE

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Dear Judith Gower,
An e-mail to and from whom ?

I repeat and you can check this out by looking at Mrs Dunicliffe previous reply where she informs me that she had my e-mail dated 16.11.2012 but no attachment ie no FDS report The FDS report contradicted the information which is on the audit and for which Herts CC received £4335.00 from Hertsmere BC

This report I was informed by your data protection manager in June this year was deleted by your audit manager prior to him leaving Herts CC Now you inform me that it was not deleted and that it was attached to an e-mail

What does this e-mail say about the report and why would the manager place an e-mail on the file and not the attachment ?????
Only on Monday of this week your manager in the data section informed me that this report was deleted by your audit manager

So many questions so few answers

I am to assume that you have read this report and also the audit that it refers too

You have a duty to report any concerns that you may have about this audit and this report to your manager

Yours sincerely,

tomcullen

Judith Gower, Hertfordshire County Council

Dear Mr Cullen

The email was from you to our Chief Executive John Wood and was sent in August 2013.

Kind Regards

Judith

______________________________
Mrs Judith Gower
Solicitor Environment, Commercial and Property Law Group
Legal Services
Postal Point Number CHO237
Hertfordshire County Council, County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford, SG13 8DE

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Dear Judith Gower,

As I understand it and please correct me if I am wrong

Your audit manager deleted this report from hes computer and all my correspondence with him prior to the publication of this audit and hes leaving the employment of Herts CC

None of my correspondence or the report where on this audit file ? Is this correct ?

Your CEO was aware of this report since August 2013

Are you informing me that at no time did the CEO contact your Head of Audit and forward this report to her and also your Head of Legal did he not forward this report to her

I reported this fraudulent audit as a" whistle blower" to your
Head of Legal

Now you inform me that she has not got this report h ow did she carry out an investigation into this audit without the report

Do I need to send in an other FOI request for the following
Please let me have any Information that you hold into the alledged investigation that was carried out when I reported that this was a fraudulent audit to your Head of Legal

Please advise how you wish me to proceed

Madam have you read this report and also page 10 of the audit if you have then please let me know if you have informed your Head Of Legal of your concerns as you are supposed to do when you suspect fraud has taken place

I repeat £4335.00 was invoiced by HertsCC and payed for by Hertsmere BC and yet both councils knew the information contained in this audit was intended to deceive .This is not only fraud but criminal behaviour by the staff concerned

Madam both CEOs have prevented me from asking questions at full council on this audit

You inform me that this is not an independent report If going into the internet finding a specialist in hand writing analysis and paying him the sum of £175.00 for hes work If this is not an independent report then you are correct

Are you disputing the validity of this report ?

Yours sincerely,

tomcullen

Judith Gower, Hertfordshire County Council

Dear Mr Cullen

Thank you for your email dated 25 September 2014.

As you believe the County Council is guilty of maladministration may I suggest that you contact the Local Government Ombudsman to allow him to investigate the matter. The website is http://www.lgo.org.uk/ and gives you details of how to complain.

If you remain dissatisfied with the way your request for information has been dealt with you are entitled to ask the Information Commissioner to investigate your complaint. You can write to him at FOI/EIR Complaints Resolution, Information Commissioners Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

I will not communicate with you further on this matter.

Kind Regards

Judith

______________________________
Mrs Judith Gower
Solicitor Environment, Commercial and Property Law Group
Legal Services
Postal Point Number CHO237
Hertfordshire County Council, County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford, SG13 8DE

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Dear Judith Gower,

Thank you for the e-mail

Again you refuse to say if you have read FDS Ref NO ; 20120912
Your Head of Legal has also refused to confirm if she has read this document

Your Head of Audit ditto

Only yesterday Your Head of Information introduced herself to me on the phone and informed me that she had seen the document but refused to say that she had read it She kept informing me that she had seen it about three times but would not say that she had read it

You have informed me to go through the ombudsman Why

All it requires is for the port-folio holder responsible for audits to inform me at the council meeting that he can give me assurance that the information contained in Audit No m 4110/12/003

After all the three auditors involved in this corrupt audit spent over 70 hrs "creating "this work of fiction and Herts CC charged Hertsmere BC £4335.00 for an audit that both know was deceitful

Now you say I can go to the ombudsman I have done that and he has informed me that he does not deal with Fraud and Corruption .

Madam you who refuses to say whether you have read the document that informs us all that this audit is just a work of fiction Read my Independent report and then read the audit and you tell me that my Independent report is incorrect and I will personally pay £5000.00 to any charity of your choice

Why was this report not on the Audit File ?
Why did your auditor delete all my correspondence with him from this file prior to leaving ?

Maybe we can agree on one thing I say that an Independent Report FDS Ref no ;20120912 Disagrees with the information contained in Audit Report Ref M 4110/12/003

That we must agree on

My Independent report cost £175.00

The audit cost £4335.00

We can agree on that

Al the above are facts for anyone to see should they take the time to read both

Only one is correct Another fact

Your audit section took over 70 Hrs compiling this audit another fact

They have informed me via e-mail etc that this audit was going through vigorous testing before been sent to my home Another fact

[You of course have not seen the e -mails as they were deleted by your auditor before he left Herts CC ]Another fact

The final published audit informs me and here I quote that the assurance level on this audit is substantial Another fact

Surely I am not been confrontational or abusive to staff in any way When I just ask you" Can someone either your CEO Head of Legal Head of Audit any two of the auditors involved in this audit Please let me know which is correct Your Audit Report that carries substantial assurance or my Independent report after all my independent report cost £175.00 and your audit cost the taxpayers £4335.00 or better still allow the port-folio holder our elected representative to inform me at full council

Why are we wasting all this time and money when all it requires is a simple answer to a simple question

No what will happen is that I will have to contact all the councillors and leaflet the areas and make allegations against employees and all you are doing is bringing this councils good name in to disrepute

Madam I had better stop as Herts CC have a bad habit of declaring FOI vexatatious and I for one do not require you to do this again as I can guarantee you I am not vexatious but do require to get the truth I think any person who is a taxpayer and pays their council tax is entitled too this particularly where my property is concerned People work hard for to buy a property and why should anyone come into their home commit a fraud and remove some inalienable property rights from them by fraud

Yours sincerely,

tomcullen

Information Governance, Hertfordshire County Council

 

 

From: Sue Mitchell
Sent: 10 October 2014 13:52
To: P&T Policy & Process Team
Subject: RE: Request for information FOI/RAP/09/14/7722
Importance: High

 

Liz

 

Thanks for this.  The reply is to go to a member of the public who I do
not think will understand anything very technical.  Elaine and I have
tried to come up with simpified reply but could you check that it is
accurate and also answer the point in red? 

 

'Data is not held on individul staff members computers, it is held within
a set of shared drives for the organisation as a whole. We take back-up
copies for the purpose of being able to re-instate systems in the event of
a technical failure and not for archival purposes. We do not retain an
older back-up copy once a new one has been made.  Back-ups are taken
every????'

 

Thanks

 

 

Sue Mitchell

Information Access Practitioner

Comnet / Internal: 25848

Fax: 01992 588117

 

 

 

From: Elizabeth Wainman On Behalf Of P&T Policy & Process Team
Sent: 08 October 2014 12:49
To: Information Governance
Subject: RE: Request for information FOI/RAP/09/14/7722

 

Hi

 

Answer below

 

Many thanks

 

Kind regards

 

Liz

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From: Sue Mitchell On Behalf Of Information Governance
Sent: 18 September 2014 14:53
To: P&T Policy & Process Team
Subject: Request for information FOI/RAP/09/14/7722

 

Dear Susan

 

Reference number:   FOI/RAP/09/14/7722

 

HCC have received the following request under Freedom of Information:

 

Please let me have all the information that you have on how you recover
deleted information from computers

 

We don’t hold data on user desktops or laptops, our data is managed on our
shared drives.  Our recovery process uses Comvault a data and information
management software. is tied into our SAN technology that provides Disk to
Disk and then Disk to Tape.

 

 

Are you able to assist in answering this request? If not can, please let
us know as soon as possible. We also ask that you clearly indicate which
questions you may not be able to assist with.

 

Where you are unable to help with the response, are you able to suggest
who would be better placed to answer it?

 

If you are able to answer it we will need information BEFORE 3pm on the  
10th October  2014 as this is the statutory deadline.

 

If you have any concerns about releasing the information or any queries
about the request please contact us as soon as possible,

 

Please address your replies to Information Governance Unit
([1][email address])

 

Thank you.

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Information Governance,
I believe that I am getting internal messages that are not meant for me to see What I require from you is I sent your auditor information that proves that the audit that was sent to my home by your manager in the audit team was an intentionally corrupt audit that HertsCC charged Hertsmere £4335.00 for this fictional work and Hertsmere paid Herts CC for this corrupt audit knowing it contained wrong information
I sent your manager in the audit section a lot of correspondence that should have been on this audit file But prior to leaving Herts
he deleted all my correspondence with him including an independent report that proved that the information contained in the audit was incorrect
Why would he delete this report and not place that and the rest of the correspondence on the file ???Can you recover the information that he deleted from hes computer That is what I require to know or is all my correspondence with him lost for ever Thats just to clarify You are quite right I would not be able to understand anything too technical on computers but unfortunately for your auditors I do understand when I see a fraudulent audit

Yours sincerely,

tomcullen

Information Governance, Hertfordshire County Council

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Dear Mr Cullen ,

                       

Please find attached our response. I apologise for the delay in providing
it.

Reference number: FOI/RAP/09/14/7722

                                        

On  12th and 15th September 2014 we received the following request for
information from you:

 

Please let me also have the procedures in place for filing information on
an audit

 

Please let me have all the information that you have on how you recover
deleted information from computers

 

Do you have any record of other audits where information is deleted and
not held on file

 

Please let me have your procedures and strategy  for dealing with
[a] Crime and Corruption within the council by employees
[b] The names of the  committee members  that deal with corruption
particularly in the audit section including independent lay-members if any
?
[c] Your disciplinary procedures for breaches of the data protection act
by employees
[d] Your disciplinary procedures  for staff that are dishonest in their
dealings with the public
[e] Your disciplinary procedures for dealing with staff that delete
/destroy /shred information relevant to audit files
[f] Your procedures and strategy for dealing with members of the public
acting as " whistleblowers "on corruption
[g] Last year I reported via your "whistleblowers "web site that audit
m44110/12/003 was a fraudulent audit that was sent to my  home by your
audit manager I referenced Forensic Document Scrutiny  ref 20120912 as
proof of this and that Hertfordshire had charged Hertsmere BC £4335.00   I
never received a reply from Herts CC please let me have any information
you have  that would indicate that the information contained in the above
audit is correct and that the information contained in the above Forensic
Doc Scrutiny was incorrect Only one is correct
If as result of your manager in the audit section deleting my report and
all my correspondence  you have not seen this document please let me have
any information you hold that enabled you to carry out an investigation
without this evidence

 

Your request for information has been considered under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. I can confirm that Hertfordshire County Council does
hold the information you have requested and can respond as follows:

 

Please let me also have the procedures in place for filing information on
an audit

 

Please see attached file 'SIAS Working Protocol'.

 

Please let me have all the information that you have on how you recover
deleted information from computers.

 

Data is not held on individual staff members computers, it is held within
a set of shared drives for the organisation as a whole. We take back-up
copies for the purpose of being able to re-instate systems in the event of
a technical failure and not for archival purposes.

Our recovery process uses Comvault, a data and information management
software which is tied into our Storage Area Network (SAN) technology.

 

Do you have any record of other audits where information is deleted and
not held on file   NO

 

Please let me have your procedures and strategy  for dealing with

[a] Crime and Corruption within the council by employees

See Annexes 17 & 18 of our Constitution
[1]http://www.hertsdirect.org/your-council/...

and our Disciplinary procedure attached.  See also our anti-fraud and
corruption policy which sets out how the council deals with allegations of
corruption - as available on Audit Committee agenda – item 9, 28^th March
2013 
[2]http://www.hertsdirect.org/your-council/...

 

 

[be] The names of the  committee members  that deal with corruption
particularly in the audit section including independent lay-members if any
?

 

Please see the Agenda of our Audit Committee for a list of relevant
members.
[3]http://www.hertsdirect.org/your-council/...

 

[c] Your disciplinary procedures for breaches of the data protection act
by employees
[d] Your disciplinary procedures  for staff that are dishonest in their
dealings with the public
[e] Your disciplinary procedures for dealing with staff that delete
/destroy /shred information relevant to audit files

Please see attached Disciplinary Policy 

 

[f] Your procedures and strategy for dealing with members of the public
acting as " whistleblowers "on corruption

 

We have a Whistle blowing policy. Please see Annexe 17 of the Constitution
mentioned above.  However this applies to ' all County Council employees
(with the exception of school based employees as referred to below),
agency workers working for the County Council, contractors working for or
providing services to the County Council, a person providing goods or
services to the County Council under a contract, including anyone
providing goods or services on their own or a third party’s premises. It
also applies to County Councillors.'  Any concerns reported by members of
the public would be dealt with under our Complaints Procedure.
[4]http://www.hertsdirect.org/your-communit...

 

g] Last year I reported via your "whistleblowers "web site that audit
m44110/12/003 was a fraudulent audit that was sent to my  home by your
audit manager I referenced Forensic Document Scrutiny  ref 20120912 as
proof of this and that Hertfordshire had charged Hertsmere BC £4335.00   I
never received a reply from Herts CC please let me have any information
you have  that would indicate that the information contained in the above
audit is correct and that the information contained in the above Forensic
Doc Scrutiny was incorrect Only one is correct
If as result of your manager in the audit section deleting my report and
all my correspondence  you have not seen this document please let me have
any information you hold that enabled you to carry out an investigation
without this evidence

We have already replied to you on this issue.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, quoting
the reference above. To find out more about Freedom of Information, please
visit [5]www.hertsdirect.org/foi

 

If you are unhappy with the way the County Council has handled your
request for information you may request an internal review of the request.
This will be carried out by a member of the County Council Legal Services
Team, who has had no prior involvement with the request. Requests for an
internal review should be sent to the Information Governance Unit at the
address above.

 

If you are unhappy with the outcome of the internal review you are
entitled to ask the Information Commissioner to investigate your
complaint. You should write to: FOI/EIR Complaints Resolution, Information
Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF.

 

Your sincerely,

 

 

 

 

 

Information Access Practitioner

Information Access Team

Postal Point  CHN 305

Hertfordshire County Council,

Pegs Lane

County Hall

Hertfordshire  SG13 8DE

t: 01992 555848 Comnet / Internal: 25848

Fax: 01992 588117

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