False complaints of Antisemitism within the Labour Party

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Dear Equality and Human Rights Commission,

In your recent enquiry into Antisemitism within the Labour party, you admitted in your report that you investigated "70 complaints of Antisemitism within the party made between 2016 and 2019, but you did not investigate others." Many of these 'others' included false complaints of Antisemitism made against one or more members of the Labour Party,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, please provide the following information.

1) How many false complaints of Antisemitism did you receive during your investigation .
2) Why did you not investigate them?
3) Do you intend to investigate them.
4) If not, why not?

Yours faithfully,

Andi Ali

Information Governance team, Equality and Human Rights Commission

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Our reference: 911872

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Dear Andi Ali
 
Your Freedom of Information Request
 
Thank you for your request, detailed below, which we received on 30
October 2020.
 
 "In your recent enquiry into Antisemitism within the Labour party, you
admitted in your report that you investigated "70 complaints of
Antisemitism within the party made between 2016 and 2019, but you did not
investigate others." Many of these 'others' included false complaints of
Antisemitism made against one or more members of the Labour Party,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, please provide the following
information.

1) How many false complaints of Antisemitism did you receive during your
investigation .

2) Why did you not investigate them?

3) Do you intend to investigate them.

4) If not, why not?" 
 
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‎Information Governance Team‏
Equality and Human Rights Commission
 
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Dear Andi Ali
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 30 October 2020.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
‎Information Governance Team‏
Equality and Human Rights Commission
 
[EHRC request email]

Fleetbank House, 2-6 Salisbury Square
London, EC4Y 8JX

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Dear Equality and Human Rights Commission,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Equality and Human Rights Commission's handling of my FOI request 'False complaints of Antisemitism within the Labour Party'.

Whether you chose to investigate them under your terms of reference or not is not the issue. In order to determine whether they fell under your terms of reference you would have had to examine the complaint and then make a judgement. As such you are bound to hold information on all of the questions I asked of you. As such please provide the information as you are required to do so under the law.

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

Yours faithfully,

Andi Ali

Information Governance team, Equality and Human Rights Commission

Information request
Our reference: 911872

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Dear Andi Ali
 
Thank you for your request for a review received on 27 November 2020. We
are sorry that you are dissatisfied with our attempts to handle your
request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
 
We can confirm that we are considering your concerns and will aim to
provide you with a response by 29 December 2020.
 
Yours sincerely
 
‎Information Governance team‏
Equality and Human Rights Commission
 
[EHRC request email]
 

Arndale House, The Arndale Centre
Manchester, M4 3AQ

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Dear Andi Ali
 
Please find attached our response to your review request.
Yours sincerely
 
‎Information Governance team‏
Equality and Human Rights Commission
 
[EHRC request email]
 

Arndale House, The Arndale Centre
Manchester, M4 3AQ

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