Gilberthorpes Dossier on Cabinet child sexual abuse

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Dear Cabinet Office,

Please could you send me a copy of the Gilberthorpe Dossier which accused Keith Joseph, Rhodes Boyson and one MP still serving today of underaged sex, and which he handed to Mrs Thatcher in 1989.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/tor...

Please could you tell me whether the cabinet office has a record of this being given to Mrs Thatcher, what happened to the dossier, and what was done about it.

Please could you tell me the normal protocol for dealing with a matter as serious as this.

Yours faithfully,

Cathy Fox

FOI Team - Cabinet Office,

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CABINET OFFICE REFERENCE:  FOI320091

Dear CATHY FOX 

Thank you for your request for information. Your request was received
on 16/9/2014 and is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

This email is just a short acknowledgement of your request.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the FOI team.
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Knowledge and Information Management Unit

Cabinet Office

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Please find attached the reply to your recent FOI request

 

 

 

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Dear FOI Team - Cabinet Office,

FOI320091
Thank you for your reply stating that "I am writing to advise you that following a search of our paper and electronic records, I
have established that the information you requested is not held by the Cabinet Office. "
Under S16 please could you tell me who replied, ie whose signature is on the letter.
This appears to be yet another very serious case of disappearing evidence about paedophilia in the highest echelons of what passes for Britains democratic politics.
Please could you tell me which databases and records were searched.
Please could you tell me what should normally happen to documents such as these. Why is there no record of Mrs Thatcher receiving it, what happened to the dossier and what was done about it?
What were the protocols in place to record that such information was entering the office and then what was done about the information and the documents?
Who were the people and their titles that would have dealt with the information at the time?
I enclose a further link for your information http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...
Furthermore separate to the FOI Act, I would ask that the information that has gone missing is brought to the attention of the Prime Minister and the leading Civil Servant whose responsibility this is, and would be grateful if you could supply their name and title.

Yours sincerely,

Cathy Fox

FOI Team - Cabinet Office,

 

 

CABINET OFFICE REFERENCE:  IR320091

Dear CATHY FOX

Thank you for your request for an internal review. Your request was
received on 14/10/2014 and is being dealt with under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

This email is just a short acknowledgement of your request.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the FOI team.
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Yours sincerely,

Knowledge and Information Management Unit

Cabinet Office

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Dear FOI Team - Cabinet Office,

You will note that i did not request an internalreview, I requested answers under section 16

Yours sincerely,

Cathy Fox

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Dear FOI Team - Cabinet Office,

I have not received a reply yet to my questions under S 16, nor my following up stating I was asking them under section 16 not Internal review.
Further you will be aware that there is a pattern particularly in government for documents on chidl absue to go missing. Please could you therefore tell me who this should be reported to in your department.

Yours sincerely,

Cathy Fox

FOI Team - Cabinet Office,

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Please find attached the reply to your recent Internal Review request

 

 

 

Regards

 

 

FOI Team

1 Horse Guards Road

London

SW1A 2HQ

 

Email – [1][Cabinet Office request email]

 

 

 

 

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Dear FOI Team - Cabinet Office,
Thank you for the letter which you called an internal review which I did not ask for .
Now please could you answer the questions I asked.
Under S16 please could you tell me who replied, ie whose signature
is on the letter.
This appears to be yet another very serious case of disappearing
evidence about paedophilia in the highest echelons of what passes
for Britains democratic politics.
Please could you tell me which databases and records were searched.
Please could you tell me what should normally happen to documents
such as these. Why is there no record of Mrs Thatcher receiving it,
what happened to the dossier and what was done about it?
What were the protocols in place to record that such information
was entering the office and then what was done about the
information and the documents?
Who were the people and their titles that would have dealt with the
information at the time?
I enclose a further link for your information
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...
Furthermore separate to the FOI Act, I would ask that the
information that has gone missing is brought to the attention of
the Prime Minister and the leading Civil Servant whose
responsibility this is, and would be grateful if you could supply
their name and title.

Yours sincerely,

Cathy Fox

Dear FOI Team - Cabinet Office,
Please answer my request as you are breaking the statute law

Yours sincerely,

Cathy Fox

Dear FOI Team - Cabinet Office,
Please reply to my request. You are in breach of your duty under the FOI Act. If you do not reply within 72 hours, please take this as a request for an internal review

Yours sincerely,

Cathy Fox

Dear Cabinet Office,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Cabinet Office's handling of my FOI request 'Gilberthorpes Dossier on Cabinet child sexual abuse'.

You have failed to answer this request despite several opportunities, therefore please review it

"Thank you for the letter which you called an internal review which
I did not ask for .
Now please could you answer the questions I asked.
Under S16 please could you tell me who replied, ie whose signature
is on the letter.
This appears to be yet another very serious case of disappearing
evidence about paedophilia in the highest echelons of what passes
for Britains democratic politics.
Please could you tell me which databases and records were searched.
Please could you tell me what should normally happen to documents
such as these. Why is there no record of Mrs Thatcher receiving it,
what happened to the dossier and what was done about it?
What were the protocols in place to record that such information
was entering the office and then what was done about the
information and the documents?
Who were the people and their titles that would have dealt with the
information at the time?
I enclose a further link for your information
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...
Furthermore separate to the FOI Act, I would ask that the
information that has gone missing is brought to the attention of
the Prime Minister and the leading Civil Servant whose
responsibility this is, and would be grateful if you could supply
their name and title."

Yours sincerely,

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

Yours faithfully,

Cathy Fox

Dear FOI Team - Cabinet Office,
My request for an internal Review on 16 May is overdue. The questions not answered are as below from 11 Nov 2104 and which refer of course to questions earlier, whch can be found on WDTK https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/g....
You department has not answered my questions. If you do not answer my questions fully on time as is your duty under statute then you forfeit any moral or legal authority to act on behalf of the public in all capacities.

Thank you for the letter which you called an internal review which
I did not ask for .
Now please could you answer the questions I asked.
Under S16 please could you tell me who replied, ie whose signature
is on the letter.
This appears to be yet another very serious case of disappearing
evidence about paedophilia in the highest echelons of what passes
for Britains democratic politics.
Please could you tell me which databases and records were searched.
Please could you tell me what should normally happen to documents
such as these. Why is there no record of Mrs Thatcher receiving it,
what happened to the dossier and what was done about it?
What were the protocols in place to record that such information
was entering the office and then what was done about the
information and the documents?
Who were the people and their titles that would have dealt with the
information at the time?
I enclose a further link for your information
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...
Furthermore separate to the FOI Act, I would ask that the
information that has gone missing is brought to the attention of
the Prime Minister and the leading Civil Servant whose
responsibility this is, and would be grateful if you could supply
their name and title.

Yours sincerely,

Cathy Fox

FOI Team Mailbox, Cabinet Office

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Please find attached the reply to your recent internal review request

 

 

 

Regards

 

 

FOI Team

1 Horse Guards Road

London

SW1A 2HQ

 

Email – [1][email address]

 

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