LGO investigations.

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Dear Sir or Madam,

During the last five years how many times has the Local Government Ombudsman (as a result of investigating a complaint against Brighton & Hove Council) brought to the attention of the council the fact that a member of Brighton & Hove Council staff had misled them, lied to them or done anything else to hinder their investigation. If they have what disciplinary action was taken against the individual(s) concerned by the council.

Yours faithfully,

Trevor R Nunn

Freedom Of Information, Brighton and Hove City Council

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Wendy Kassamani
Information Compliance Officer
Brighton & Hove City Council
Tel: 01273 296636

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Wendy Kassamani, Brighton and Hove City Council

Regarding your request for information regarding LGO investigations under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000: Ref: foi/07/09

Please find set out below the information in response to the above request
received from our Standards & Complaints Department:

"I would recommend Mr Nunn approach the Ombudsman for details of such
cases.

However, to the best of our knowledge Council staff have not ever
intentionally lied, misled, or hindered the LGO in any of their
investigations. Consequently there has never been disciplinary action
taken against members of staff for such actions."

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Trevor R Nunn left an annotation ()

I submitted this FOI request to every English Council. I have now collated the results and the full story can be read here

http://ombudsmanwatchers.org.uk/evidence...