Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Office of the Leader of the House of Commons should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.
From: Stuart Hardwicke CARRUTHERS
Dear Sir or Madam,
Would you please any information held by your office relating to why the parliamentary ombudsman has identified that:
'The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman does not hold any documents in relation to her role as member of the Commission for Local Administration in England. It follows that the Ombudsman does not hold the information you request and therefore I cannot release the documents you seek.'
and what documents the government holds identify an intention to modify legislation to excuse her of this role, and accordingly reduce her income.
Could you also provide any documents related to the PHSO making the Government and Parliament aware that the Commission for Local Administration in England ('CLAE') disregard their Code of conduct, and appear to have breached at least 85 per cent of the statutory duties that Parliament imposed on the CLAE.
This is of particular importance as the Chairman of the CLAE is also on the board of CIPFA and appears to play in active role in developing codes of governance for local government (nothing like leading from the front).
Stuart Hardwicke Carruthers