Dear Tower Hamlets Borough Council,

With reference to the following article http://www.eastlondonadvertiser.co.uk/ne... Can you answer the follwoing questions.

Who is Clir Golds refering to when he said she?
Who authorised the complaint to be investigated against him?
Why did Tower Hamlets take a complaint that had no grounds?
How much taxpayers money was involved?
Who was the lawyer involved in bringing the case?
Is the council going to apoligise to Clir Golds for this or not?

Yours faithfully,

Abdul Hai

Joytun Akther, Tower Hamlets Borough Council

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Joytun Akther

Complaints & Information Officer

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Town Hall

6^th Floor, Mulberry Place, Clove Crescent

London E14 2BG

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From: Abdul Hai [mailto:[FOI #150089 email]]
Sent: 16 February 2013 20:39
To: Freedom of Information
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Peter Gold complaint

 

     Dear Tower Hamlets Borough Council,

    

     With reference to the following article

    
[2]http://www.eastlondonadvertiser.co.uk/ne...

     Can you answer the follwoing questions.

    

     Who is Clir Golds refering to when he said she?

     Who authorised the complaint to be investigated against him?

     Why did Tower Hamlets take a complaint that had no grounds?

     How much taxpayers money was involved?

     Who was the lawyer involved in bringing the case?

     Is the council going to apoligise to Clir Golds for this or not?

    

     Yours faithfully,

    

     Abdul Hai

 

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Jane L Jones, Tower Hamlets Borough Council

 

 

 

Dear Sir/Madam

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 -

 

Your request for information has been considered under the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and the information can be found at.

 

[1]IGT_SFOI_02_7973 Peter Golds Complaint

 

 

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publications readily available from the Council under its Publication
Scheme.

 

Yours faithfully

 

 

 

 

Jane Jones

Information Governance Administrative Officer

Legal Services

6th Floor

Mulberry Place

London E14 2BG

0207 364 4736

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Ben Harris left an annotation ()

The reply to this request seems to be at
<http://www.towerhamletsfoi.org.uk/docume...>.

The substantive part reads:

“1. There is no reference to the word ‘she’ made by Cllr. Golds in the article contained in the link provided with your email requesting information.

“2. The Assessment Sub-Committee of the former statutory Standards Committee decided to refer the complaint for investigation.

“3. The Assessment Sub-Committee did not consider the complaint to be groundless.

“4. The investigation was carried out by an independent investigator at a cost of £8199 (inclusive of VAT).

“5. The decision to refer the complaint for investigation was made by the Assessment Sub-Committee of the former statutory Standards Committee.

“6. The outcome of the independent investigation is yet to be determined.”

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Ben Harris, WhatDoTheyKnow volunteer.

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