Expenses discrepancy of £31,223 in ONE YEAR

angela mayall made this Freedom of Information request to The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

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Dear Mrs Pook,

You told me in March 2010 that Mr Redmond claimed/incurred a total of £8,263 in expenses in the year 06/07. However, you told Mr Carruthers in January 2009 that Mr Redmond claimed/incurred a total of £25,507 in expenses in the year 06/07. The difference in the two answers is £17,244. Do you have an explanation for this discrepancy?

Please note that you previously did a very similar thing with the figures for Mr White's expenses for 06/07 in response to Mr Price in 2009. The discrepancy there amounted to £13,979. It appears that the figures given in answer to FOI requests by the Commission are completely unreliable, or worse.

Yours sincerely,

Angela Mayall

Dear Local Government Ombudsmen,

There has been no response to my enquiry.

Yours faithfully,

angela mayall

Trevor R Nunn left an annotation ()

The LGO break the law yet again. Failing to respond to a Freedom of Information request within the statutory 20 working day deadline.

Foi Officer, The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

Dear Ms Mayall

Apologies for not replying to your request. This one did, unfortunately, get overlooked. It is in hand now, and I will get a reply to you early next week.

Yours sincerely

Hilary Pook
Communications & Records Manager | DL: 020 7217 4734 |
Local Government Ombudsman's offfice | 10th Floor |
Millbank Tower | Millbank | London | SW1P 4QP |
www.lgo.org.uk |
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A Johnson left an annotation ()

I wish I could get away with using such an excuse when caught breaking the law. What about all those people who have been fined by councils because they mistakenly put the wrong rubbish in the wrong bin. Why can't they use a similar same pathetic excuse?

Foi Officer, The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

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Dear Ms Mayall

Please find a letter attached in response to your enquiry.

Apologies again for the delay.

Yours sincerely

Hilary Pook
Communications & Records Manager | DL: 020 7217 4734 |
Local Government Ombudsman's offfice | 10th Floor |
Millbank Tower | Millbank | London | SW1P 4QP |
www.lgo.org.uk |
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