Failure to a acknowledge receipt of an FOI Request

Dudley Jones made this Freedom of Information request to Cabinet Office This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Cabinet Office should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Cabinet Office,

I sent you the proof of identity documents you were insisting were necessary before you could respond to my request for an SAR at least 2 weeks ago.

There has been no acknowledgement of receipt of these documents which, of course, contain highly sensitive material, nor any indication of the date by which you intend complying with the FOI law, and sending the SAR email correspondence I was requesting.

Could you please acknowledge receipt of my proof of identity and indicate when I can expect to receive the SAR I applied for on the 28 February 2022 - almost 2 months ago?

The CO has clearly learned nothing from being found guilty by Judge Hughes in 20221 for its abuse/beaches of the FOI law which included 'evasion', 'obstruction', and 'prevarication'. You were fined £500,000 but, of course, that fine will be paid by the tax payer not CO officials.

You stubbornly insisted that before you could respond to my SAR, I had to send you 2 proofs of my identity (copy of driving licence etc). You already had AMPLE proof of my identity. In collusion with my local MP, Theresa May, you had led a conspiracy to protect the Treasury Solicitor, by encouraging Mrs May to send the CO my letter of complaint about the Treasury Solicitor not to the PHSO Ombudsman but to you, so you could then forward it to the Treasury Solicitor. That letter contained sensitive detail that established proof of my identity. Obviously you’d have liked all this to remain secret but I have in my possession (thanks to an FOI Request) a confidential email from the CABINET OFFICE to the GLD asking them if they’d like the CO to forward my letter to them/the Treasury Solicitor.

Before deciding whether she should continue to resist dealing with my SAR before I’d sent identity proof, did Ms Ayoob get advice from Helen McNamara, the Cabinet Office’s ‘Ethics’ Chief? That's the ‘Ethic’ Chief who later became yet another CO law breaker over her lockdown party participation.

I should point out that your insistence on being sent proof of identity compelled a clinically vulnerable 81 yr-old man to visit his library to photocopy documents and then my local Post Office to spend money on p&p during a time when I was still observing lockdown precautions and recovering from illness - I hope you're proud of yourselves.

Yours faithfully,

Dudley Jones