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blacklisting query to DCMS - nov 2017

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Dear Department for Culture, Media and Sport,

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.

Yours faithfully,
dtb

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FOI2017/07938

[FOI #448912 email]

Dear Sir/madam,

Thank you for your information request of 27 November 2017, in which you
requested the following:

Dear Department for Culture, Media and Sport,

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.

Yours faithfully,

Dtb

I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(the Act). We regret that we are unable to respond to your request because
we do not feel that it is a valid request for information under the Act.
To make a valid request you are legally obliged to provide your real name.

To find out more about making a valid request you can follow the link
here:

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Yours sincerely,

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Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

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London SW1A 2BQ

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January 2018

Dear Department for Culture, Media and Sport,

Many thanks for your message.

I prefer not to reveal my name on this occasion. Hope you understand. Would you at least consider addressing the first part of the query which is but a simple request for directions: which government office is competent to receive complaint about blacklisting? By competent I mean, able to investigate allegations with a view to remedy.....

Yours faithfully,
dtb

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Our Ref: TO2018/01404

Please see the attached letter from the Department for Digital, Culture,
Media and Sport.

Kind regards,

Ministerial Support Team

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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