Dear Department for Business, Innovation and Skills,
Is BIS aware that a Parliamentary question was made on 5 July 2010 by the Green Party MP Dr Caroline Lucas in relation to major conflict of interest concerns arising from the apointment of a partner at Simmons and Simmons as Legal Director at Postcomm?
What is the current annual salary of the current Director of
Postcomm Legal Group?
What are all expenses of the current Director of Postcomm Legal Group since her appointment to Postcomm in January 2010?
Does the current Director of Postcomm Legal Group have no contacts whatsoever with Simmons and Simmons at the moment?
Is the current Director of Postcomm Legal Group personal friends with, or has known through working in a professional organisation, any persons of Principal status in Postcomm Legal Group whom she has appointed to Postcomm Legal Group since January 2010?
Have all Principals within Postcomm Legal Group been appointed to the Home Civil Service in accordance with civil service regulations, ie in accordance with the principle of an "open and fair competition"?
Is BIS HR Dept, Ofcom Legal Group and Ofcom HR Department aware that certain Principals within Postcomm Legal Group may not have been validly appointed in accordance with civil service regulations?
Are the Civil Service Commissioners aware that not all Principals within Postcomm Legal Group may have been validly appointed in accordance with civil service regulations?
Is Department of Business HR Department, Ofcom Legal Group and Ofcom HR Department aware that in the very near future there may well be further questions in Parliament asked
in relation to unusual goings-on within Postcomm Legal Group, with consequent severe embarrassment for BIS/Ofcom?
I would like your answers to the above questions to be e-mailed to me at the following e-mail address: [email address] . As you are aware, an e-mail address is a sufficient address for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Robert R Smith
BIS ref: 11/1069
Dear Mr Smith,
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2011. Your request has been passed on to the appropriate official at the
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Information Act 2000 and will be responded at the latest by 13 September
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Please see the attached reply to your FOI request, BIS ref 11/1069.
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