Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
I've set this out as a new request given the time elapsed since the original was made however, it is essentially a follow-up query. Hope this is no inconvenience.
Below I copy you request made to you on the 27 November 2017. Your response of 24 January 2018 explains that: [I] have not made an FOI request which obliges the Department to supply information to you under the Act [because I failed to supply you my full name]
Would you kindly confirm whether or not you believe you fulfilled Section 16 of the FOI Act which obliges you to provide advice and assistance. Is there other advice/assistance you'd be kind enough to offer?
Your response of 24 January 2018:
Thank you for your follow up email, however we have nothing further to add to our previous email as you have not made an FOI request which obliges the Department to supply information to you under the Act, and you have already been directed to information that will provide you with details on those parts of government that deal employment laws.
Central FOI Team
My request of 27 November 2017:
Which government office is competent to receive a complaint about blacklisting? I've tried moving abroad to find work but the problem persists. It seems those doing me harm won't give up criminal activities without intervention.
I've been protesting about these difficulties for a number of years. More recently I was redirected to Department for Culture, Media and Sport and then to the ICO.
The ICO may be a means to remedy in some circumstances but not all. The ICO is an agency of DCMS however, DCMS demonstrates little competency beyond redirecting me to the ICO. You'd note, I was redirected to DCMS by an other government department.
My FOI query is simply this: which government office is competent to receive complaint about blacklisting? By competent I mean, able to investigate allegations with a view to remedy without prejudice.
I'd also like to get hold of some details on, duties, responsibilities and policies of the correct office as applied to blacklisting.
Respectfully, I would remind you that under 16 of the FOI Act you are obliged to provide advice and assistance.
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