DWP's contract with CHDA - No response to complaints

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

It appears that you repeatedly ignore alot of requests and fail in your duty to disclose information, often citing policy, laws etc, that are either invalid or do not apply.

I request the following:

All information pertaining to the Contract that you have with the CHDA.

What is the timescale from application of ESA to a "not fit for purpose" unlawful, degrading, bias WCA?

If this timescale exceeds your contractual timescale, what is the procedure that the DWP must take to investigate the CHDA not fulfilling it's contract?

If the contract has been breached, why do you not take legal action against the CHDA for breach of contract?

What is the longest time taken from application of ESA to WCA?

It has cropped up many times, that letters have been ignored by the DWP, yet can be proven they have been received. Why is this?

Are your decision makers at the DWP medically trained and if not, what medical evidence do they obtain, in order to make a decision on a Face to Face assessment?

What is the cost of an assessment that the DWP pay the CHDA?

What is the cost of cancelled appointments by the CHDA?

Why do the CHDA request that you sign a form not to disclose information from a recorded assessment to the public, when the DPA states quite clearly, that if it is in the publics best interest, the defence is acceptable?

Why do the CHDA state that you cannot make a covert recording, yet the law states that you have the right to record anyone?

Could you also state, why the WCA does not take into account the persons well being from day to day?

Could you also state, why the CHDA refuse to give any details of a persons qualifications prior to an assessment being made? The excuse of personal details is ludicrous. They are public servants.

Yours faithfully,

Max Kerley

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