Correct and legal procedures governing an allocation to the Work Programme

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James Spencer-Gray

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Is it correct procedure as per your departments rules that the Job Centre's do not have to offer any assistance/training to individuals who are registered as unemployed BUT NOT in receipt of any cash benefits or more technically expressed as being in receipt of an out of work income replacement benefit?

Therefore can you additionally confirm it would be impossible for a regional area of the DWP to mandate the same individual onto the Work Programme purely on the pretence they have been registered as unemployed for the requisite period of time?

Could you therefore confirm that such an allocation, if made, would be purely a political punishment rather than a objective punishment and that the individual could not be punished on the sole basis they were not in receipt of any cash benefits to confiscate?

Finally can you also confirm that no regional office of the DWP acted in such a nefarious manner as to then allocate an individual onto the Post Work Programme when they were still not in receipt of any cash benefit?
Yours faithfully,

James Spencer-Gray

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James Spencer-Gray left an annotation ()

seeking transparancy is now considered vexatious, are the DWP seeking to conceal facts as to the legitimacy of the programme. I.C.E. have already stated that it is DWP policy that those not in receipt of a cash benefit are not afforded any assistance, so why the secrecy

James Spencer-Gray

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.
I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work and Pensions's handling of my FOI request 'Correct and legal procedures governing an allocation to the Work Programme'.
I trust you will note the first part of my original question concerned official DWP policy concerning those registered as unemployed but not in receipt of any cash benefits, and the question is not vexatious, its a simple yes or no.
The second part of my request concerns LIVE WORK PROGRAMME 069 a public domain document which clearly states that those individuals only in receipt of JSA credits are to be regarded as voluntary individuals on the programme and it continued to say you believe this would only apply to a small number of individuals.
Also form public domain documentation, the original documentation released at the start of the Work Programme it clearly states that "an individual had to be in receipt of an out of work income replacement benefit, and therefore you became aware that certain over zealous members of the DWP had incorrectly mandated individuals onto the programme incorrectly.
So again the question is not contentious but can you confirm it was the right of the individual to choose to remain on the programme and that the local JC could not mandated them to remain on the programme.
I refer also to your previous declaration of the 17.10.2018, your ref 2018/04471 when you refer to the Reilly v DWP supreme court judgement and the formal declaration that no one had been made to work for FREE, so based o your own public domain documentation can you confirm that from the time the Work Programme was launched until MEMO 069 was released that no one, not in receipt of any benefit cash was not censured for not undertaking a mandated work placement and asked to work for FREE.
This is not a VEXTIOUS question as it refers to previous declarations made by your department and to official government public domain policy documentation.
Your desperate measure to avoid answering simple questions is of concern and makes oe think you have something to hide.

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James Spencer-Gray

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James Spencer-Gray

Dear DWP freedom-of-information-requests,

A reasonable explanation is requires, please, to explain why you have failed to comply with the terms of the FoI Act.

To say the question is vexatious would not suffice unless you can give a factual reason and hence I request an internal review.

Yours sincerely,

James Spencer-Gray

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James Spencer-Gray

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work and Pensions's handling of my FOI request 'Correct and legal procedures governing an allocation to the Work Programme'.
How can the Governments own documentation be deemed as vexatious, are you as a government body trying to conceal facts? [

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

James Spencer-Gray

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James Spencer-Gray

Dear DWP freedom-of-information-requests,

Could you please explain how quoting official departmental public domain documentation can be deemed as VEXEXTIOUS.

Therefore I request an internal review

Something to hide!

Yours sincerely,

James Spencer-Gray

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James Spencer-Gray left an annotation ()

as standard the DWP are unwilling to accept their own official public domain documentation as evidence.

Do they consider themselves as demi gods or so arrogant that they feel they are not answerable to the general public...I would suggest an utterly corrupt organisation that believes they are above the law and are not even bound by a Supreme Court judgement.

James Spencer-Gray left an annotation ()

ironically quoting the DWP's own documentation is deemed vexatious.....does that mean they have no procedures and don't give a damn about the law?

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