Human Rights Act

Harvey Simpkins made this Freedom of Information request to The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

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Dear Local Government Ombudsmen,

With reference to the Local Government Act 1974 and your powers.

I require all information where there has been discussions with reference to or alluding to Declaration of Compatibility or Direction of Incompatibility of the Human Rights Act.

These specifically relates to Article 6 The Right to a fair trial.

The LGA was enacted in 1974 well before the HRA. It is well documented you are refusing(not me personally or any parties I am connected to) to provide information to aggreived parties on the basis of statute within the powers granted to yourselves under the LGA 1974.

This I contend is in direct conflict with Article 6 of the HRA.

I fully understand you have to direct yousrselves with reference to the LGA 1974, however, it appears your office is in direct conflict with the HRA.

I for one moment do not consider it unreasonable that the powers that be have considered this. Therefore I would like any information you may hold on this subject.

Furthermore, for clarity, can you please supply me with any information to say you are fully compliant with the HRA.

If you are exempt from the HRA, please supply this information as well.

Yours faithfully,

Harvey Simpkins

Foi Officer, The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

Dear Mr Simpkins

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request below. We will respond within the 20 working day target (which would be by 19 March 2012) or, if unable to do so, we will write to you again explaining why.

Yours sincerely

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

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Foi Officer, The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

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Dear Mr Simpkins

I attach a letter in response to your request below, along a staff guidance note referred to in the letter.

Yours sincerely

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

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Harvey Simpkins

Dear Local Government Ombudsmen,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Local Government Ombudsmen's handling of my FOI request 'Human Rights Act'.

You failed to provide the full information. You have given an explanation-thankyou. The opinion gives rise to communicatiions etc. Please provide all information you hold on the matter please.

This would include any comms with government departments on the matter.

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

Yours faithfully,

Harvey Simpkins