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Local Government Act 1999

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Dear Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government,
Reference the Local Government Act 1999, c. 27, Part I, Duties: The general duty - Third Section.
Where a local council fails in its 'general duty', how is a complaint raised and to whom is it sent?
Yours faithfully,
l. Tug

Despatch Box, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

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Dear Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government ,

What about the SoS's powers of inspection*? That's to say, where a local council fails in its 'general duty' how is the SoS informed? How does the public inform the SoS?
*Local Government Act 1999, 1999c. 27 Part I, Best value inspections, Section 10, F110 Inspections

Yours sincerely,
l. Tug

Despatch Box, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

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Dear Sir,

Thank you for your message.

Racism, I'd imagine, would constitute a council failing to meet its best value duty. Would you wish to receive details exposing the same?

F.Y.I. I've not as yet supplied you evidence, comprehensive or otherwise.

Yours sincerely,
l. Tug

Steve Drogman, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

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Good Morning

 

Please see the attached correspondence of a reply to your e-mail dated the
9 April

 

Many thanks

Steve Drogman

July 2019
ref : 4079935 - 11 March 2019 &, 4192021 - 10 May 2019

Dear Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government,
Acknowledge receipt your message of May 2019.
I'm aware the complaints process. Thank you.
You'd need to collect my complaint (not as yet identified) before dismissing it as not a matter for SOS attention. Would you do me the courtesy of affording me opportunity to detail it?

Yours faithfully,
l. Tug

Despatch Box, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

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Dear I Tug
 
Please find attached my response to your email of 8 July.
 
Mr Bhardwaj
 
Local Government Stewardship Division
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government 
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September 2019

Dear Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government,

Many thanks for your message.

As an addendum to my last message and in consideration to what you've offered: where the local council demonstrates incompetence in its tax collecting duties, perhaps because of racism perhaps some other, there is question of whether or not it should in fact be charged with such things. It's not a question of independence, its a question of competence. Demonstrating a council's failure to meet its best value duty may be means within the current legislative construct, to convey the local council's incompetence.

The complaints process is all well and good but this matter falls outside that. The failing is: having let this council take control of such things in the first place.

I am entitled by law to deliver my complaint, observations and reservations. Kindly confirm you'd be prepared to receive them or identify the correct government minister.

Yours faithfully,
l. Tug

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