LBTH: Press Office Code of Conduct

Conrad Catalan made this Freedom of Information request to Tower Hamlets Borough Council

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To Tower Hamlets Borough Council,

On http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/news__eve...

is:-

"Setting the record straight

The Tower Hamlets communications team works closely with newspapers and other media by issuing news releases, responding to media enquiries, arranging briefings and interviews and organising news conferences and other events. We also provide up-to-date information on this site, which we hope is useful for the public and the media.

In spite of our best efforts, media reports are not always completely accurate. People have a right to reliable information, just as we have a duty to provide it. That is why we introduced this section to the website.

The information we provide is subject to a Code of Conduct under the Local Government Act 2000. This means we are bound by the highest standards of propriety and accuracy in providing information.
How to contact us

Kelly Powell
Head of Media
Tel: 020 7364 4390"

1. Please reveal the Code of Conduct pursuant to the LGA 2000 that specifically mentions Tower Hamlets press office adhering to "the highest standards of propriety and accuracy in providing information. "

2. Why did this Code of Conduct not operated properly when Mr Rahman was mayor as can be seen in numerous attempts by council officials to manipulate the media ?

3. Does this anonymous "Code of Conduct" also apply to Freedom of Information requests ?

Thanks.

Jane L Jones, Tower Hamlets Borough Council

 

 

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Jane Jones

Information Governance Administrative Officer

Legal Services

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Mulberry Place

London E14 2BG

0207 364 4736

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Dear Tower Hamlets Borough Council,

Your illuminating reply is overdue.

Yours faithfully,

Conrad Catalan

Dear Tower Hamlets Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Tower Hamlets Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'LBTH: Press Office Code of Conduct'.

LBTH is deliberately ignoring my valid request for information.

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

Yours faithfully,

Conrad Catalan

Abdul Hai left an annotation ()

I have contacted Kelly Powell
Acting Deputy Head of Communications and Marketing in regards to this she is really keen to tell me what they do.

Abdul Hai left an annotation ()

I have sent a request to Redbridge. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Joytun Akther, Tower Hamlets Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam

 

Your request for information has been considered under the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please following the link below.

 

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