Audit trails for Ombudsmens' expenses

jo meeks made this Freedom of Information request to The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

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Dear Local Government Ombudsmen,

1. What is the audit trail for authorising Ombudsmens' expenses?

2. What is the audit trail for authorising Ombudsmens' Investigators' expenses?

3. Please provide a copy of the minutes of the meeting between Tony Redmond, Jerry White, Mrs Pat Thomas and Ann Abraham in 2005 at which Tony Redmond's desire to tour Australia (in May and June 2005) was discussed.

Yours faithfully,

jo meeks

Foi Officer, The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

Dear Ms Meeks

Our ref: CS/10/068

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request below received on 30 June. We will respond within the 20 working day target (which would be by 28 July 2010) or, if unable to do so, we will write to you again explaining why.

Hilary Pook
Communications & Records Manager | DL: 020 7217 4734 |
Local Government Ombudsman's office | 10th Floor |
Millbank Tower | Millbank | London | SW1P 4QP |
www.lgo.org.uk |

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Foi Officer, The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

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Dear Ms Meeks

I attach a letter and another document in response to your request below.

Yours sincerely

Hilary Pook
Communications & Records Manager | DL: 020 7217 4734 |
Local Government Ombudsman's office | 10th Floor |
Millbank Tower | Millbank | London | SW1P 4QP |
www.lgo.org.uk |

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Anne Hide left an annotation ()

Pat Thomas retired as LGO and Vice Chair or CLAE in 2005, how can she sign a document in 2010 as vice chair? I smell a fabricated document and a cover up.

Trevor R Nunn left an annotation ()

I have personal experience of the LGO doing this sort of thing. My comment is on the follow up FOI request. http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/do...

jo meeks left an annotation ()

Thank you Anne and Trevor for your various comments on this and the follow up. Jo

Anne Hide left an annotation ()

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