Duel tape and CD recorders

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
1. DO The duel recording machines used by the DWP or third parties carrying out assessments on behalf of the DWP need boundary microphones to record the voice?

2. If not then where is the internal microphone(s) situated on the recorder?

3. How many assessments or interviews are stopped because of faulty equipment?

4. How many defective recorders are sent to the assessment centres in the hope a claimant will go ahead without a recording when they are told the machine is defective?

Yours faithfully,

Sarah Conner

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Dear DWP freedom-of-information-requests,
What's wrong DWP have you been caught out by not replying to been asked about boundary microphones and where an internal one is situated if the external types are not required, along with a couple of other questions. I am giving you 7 days, from the 12th April, or it will go to an internal review.

Yours sincerely,

Sarah Conner

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Dear DWP Health Services Correspondence,
11/4/17 was the 20th day you are now over 20 days so now you know what happens!

Yours sincerely,

Sarah Conner

Michael Rawsthorne left an annotation ()

20 *working* days, not 20 days.

DWP Health Services Correspondence, Department for Work and Pensions

Ms Connor

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Dear S Connor,
 
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Michael Rawsthorne the account was hacked into by someone and the message sent I normally check back on requests after about 30 days or so.

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 'Duel tape and CD recorders'.
As far as I am concerned the DWP is the DWP and your feble excuse not to find out the answer. I request an internal review as these are the same machines that the DWP has used when conducting interviews under caution. This is just blatent lies for the DWP to put in their reply that finding out would cost more than £600 or is exempt! A phone call, or two, and someone looking at a machine and recording something with and without the boundary microphones does not cost £600

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

Yours faithfully,

Sarah Conner

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Dear S Conner,
 
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