Commission decision on confidentiality.

Pauline Nunn made this Freedom of Information request to The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

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Dear Local Government Ombudsmen,

I would like the formal minutes of the meeting in which the Commission for Local Administration in England (the organisation) agreed/decided that the report produced by Mr Redmond (the individual) as a result of his Australian tour, would remain confidential.

Yours faithfully,

Pauline Nunn

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As a result of this foi request response.

Foi Officer, The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

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Dear Mrs Nunn

I attach a letter in response to your request below, along with the information requested.

Yours sincerely

Hilary Pook
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Local Government Ombudsman's office | 10th Floor |
Millbank Tower | Millbank | London | SW1P 4QP | |

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The Commission once again just accepted Tony Redmond's word about the need for confidentiality rather than reaching a view/decision of their own.

They accepted his word that he would have to go to Australia to extract information that could just as well have been extracted by email or telephone.

They accepted his word there was such a thing as an unwritten policy so he could have his flight upgraded.

Do the other Commission member ever reach a view/decision of their own or do they just rubber stamp everything Mr Redmond asks for?

Where is the scrutiny?