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Trevor R Nunn made this Freedom of Information request to Derbyshire Dales District Council

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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 Derbyshire Dales District Council) brought to the attention of the council the fact that a member of Derbyshire Dales District 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

booth-jones, beverley, Derbyshire Dales District Council

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Dear Mr Nunn,

I am pleased to inform you that, as you would expect from professional officers employed by an excellent Authority, the answer is that to the best of my information the Ombudsman has not found that a member of Derbyshire Dales District Council staff have misled, lied of done anything else to hinder an investigation. The Council take the view that investigations by the ombudsman provide a valuable opportunity to see how we are able to improve both our services and the delivery of these services to our communities.

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