Public Authority Status Leonard Cheshire and Sue Ryder charities

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Dear Attorney General’s Office,

in the 2002 case of Callin, Heather and Ward v Leonard Cheshire (the Leonard Cheshire case)(([2002] EWCA Civ 366)), the Court of Appeal held that state-funded patients in a privately-operated care home could not sue the private care home under the HRA, because the provision of care was not a ‘public function’ under s6(3)(b) HRA.

Could you please disclose a summary of the history of attorney general secret public interest custodianship protection from law and inquiry of the two charities your office would have submitted to the court.

Matron Mary McGill Decd
Death of widow of Maxwell Knight Head of MI5
Death of a Welsh Regional Crime Squad Det sgt
Tavistock Institute Group Psychiatric Research on inmates of Leonard Cheshire Homes commissioned by govt
Release scheme from German postwar internment 1971
Death of a Georgian muslim inmate Jan 72 shortly after being tranquillised and converted to Catholicism
Nature of volunteer helpers and whether they were subject of therapeutic community research
Deaths of Mr and Mrs Bronk 1972
Links to six years of child deaths in Hackney and Islington Care Beeches Ixworth 1966 to 1972
Unlawful police no go area orchestrated from MI5 via Special Branch liaison
Registration in lowest category to avoid employing qualified staff

This FOI is aimed at informing the current process of application re Matron Mary McGill Decd 1972 Sections 13 and 15 Coroners Act 1988

Yours faithfully,

Richard Card

Correspondence, Attorney General's Office

Dear Mr Card

Thank you for your recent emailed FOI request to the Attorney General's Office (AGO). The AGO will respond to the request within the deadline guidelines of the FOIA.

Kind regards

Craig Hollands
FOI Officer

Attorney General’s Office
[email address]  020 7271 2492
20 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0NF

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Dear Correspondence,

Thank you clearly I doubt that Leonard Cheshire and Sue Ryder organisations are other than de facto state assets (Which should be subject of Human Rights Law and rights to sue thereunder)

What you will find is that Sir Nicholas Lyell as AG failed to declare a range of prior interest when he denied S13 Coroners Act 1988 access to High Court in Matron McGill Decd 1992 to 1997.

What is of increasing public interest (Kendall House Kent and Aston Hall Derby chemical coshing etc) is that LYELL's Old Stoic associate Dr Peter SAINSBURY was the Head of Medical Research Council Psychiatric Research conducted via NHS (State) and via care homes like Leonard Cheshire (The Tavistock group psychiatric research commissioned by govt late 1960s). SAINSBURY would also have been the sanction behind Ipswich steroid research and Ipswich Family Psychiatric Centre research and Fulbourn Cambridge Uni research. And as you know that Fulbourn activity is an aspect of the Matron McGill Decd case that LYELL protected from a proper examination in the High Court. I also suspect that the six years of disabled child deaths in Hackney and Islington care Beeches Ixworth Suffolk 1966 to 1972 are connected into the Lyell cover up.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Card

Correspondence, Attorney General's Office

Dear Mr Card

Thank you for your recent FOI request in relation the Matron Mary McGill deceased.

Your request for disclosure of information, referencing your third paragraph below and beginning 'Matron Mary McGill Decd', requires clarification to assist the Attorney General's Office (AGO), so that AGO can perform a meaningful search for recorded information we might hold. It might be appropriate to specify letters, case files or other documents you think we might hold.

Kind regards

Craig Hollands
FOI Officer

Attorney General’s Office
[email address]  020 7271 2492
20 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0NF

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Dear Correspondence,

You should hold correspondence from Sir John Stradling Thomas MP 1990. From Roger Evans MP 1992. And from me including a covering affidavit and sworn exhibit report. All filed as Matron McGill Decd.

You should have correspondence re a Margate Police custody death of 1995 which should be link filed circa 1998 with the Matron McGill file.

You have had a previous FOI re the legal rights of Leonard Cheshire inmates subjected to Dept of Health commissioned Tavistock Institute Group Psychiatric research.

You may have further correspondence from Sir John Stradling Thomas MP prior to his death at his Dolphin Square Home 1991 about the suspicion his correspondence to AG and Police Ministerr Ferrers 1990 in McGill Decd had been intercepted and possibly altered before the Law Officer (Mayhew) and Police Minister (Ferrers) read it. It is my understanding that Sir John was planning to raise parliamentary ombudsman inquiry.

A test informing whether correspondence was subject of intercept would be to check for your files re the USA Attorney General "Qui Tam" actions against UK manufacturers like Lucas Aerospace of the time and to see if there was a reference made in such files linking to McGill Decd or Sir John's correspondence.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Card

Dear Correspondence,

Thank you for accessing the McGill Decd files. I stand amazed that five law officers have purportedly examined the evidence and all failed to identify the multiple breaches of ARTICLE 8 of the ECHR such as tranquillising an inmate and converting him from Islam to Roman Catholicism. Such as cutting off and eavesdropping phone calls at the Sue Ryder Home switchboard. Such as concealing a passport and a bankbook.

But given the numerous breaches of ECHR were overlooked (presumably for political reasons) we may be less surprised to note that the failure to resolve the conflict between Sections 13 and 15 Coroners Act 1988 is itself a breach of the right to identity enshrined in Article 8 of the ECHR.

In short five govt law officers, while ignoring article 8 breaches in the evidence, breached article 8 by abuse of secret public interest custodianship to refuse to apply to High Court to remedy a failure to identify decd in accordance with law.

As you know the specialist inquest section Lord Chancellors agreed my interpretation of law years ago over the make it up as he go along govt law officer interpretation.

This FOI is about how uniformed the Courts were when deciding that Leonard Cheshire Homes inmates are not as entitled to ECHR rights as state inmates.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Card

Dear Correspondence,

Dominic thanks for your efforts. To add to the records you should hold. 1992 copy letter to Chief constable Suffolk informing him Sue Ryder had asked press to prepare obituaries for Leonard CHESHIRE. Information that press checks with CHESHIRE's medical advisers at Cavendish revealed that CHESHIRE prognosis was for several more years of life. That CHESHIRE had advised 1993 Dambusters Memorial he would attend and need no special medical help at that stage.

The Spring 92 letter advising Chief constable Suffolk re "Ryder shroud waving" also informed him of the burglary of and threats to the ex Regional Crime Squad Detective constable in Gwent and his son's probationary constable career South Wales Police. (See McGill Decd covering affidavit). Suffolk Chief constable was asked by me 1992 to liaise with his Gwent counterpart.

Leonard CHESHIRE died, I gather of a heart attack not of motor neuron disease, on Sue RTDER's schedule Summer 1992. The journalist who had gained the prognosis information was recruited as a Home Office civil servant presumably subject of Official Secrets Act.

So you should have records for that and on the face of it Nicholas Lyell covering up all the implications of the 1992 death of a perjuring witness at McGill Decd Inquest Jan 72. There is no doubt that Leonard CHESHIRE perjured at the inquest is there ? The doubt has to be about an Old Stoic attorney general using secret public interest custodianship to protect another old Stoic from being exposed as a perjurer. I would say that was an attorney general acting unlawfully as a matter of fact.

It is not me bringing the office of attorney general into disrepute. That was done by attorneys general from Lyell to Scotland in my opinion.

I have a current related FOI for 1992 the Suffolk Chief constable wee saunter to chat with Old Stoic Lord Henniker about PIE deviant Peter RIGHTON moving to the Eye estate. I suppose you know that Henniker was an SOE colleague of Sue RYDER and that it has to be a question whether BOTH (See McGill Decd) were subject of interest of the "IRA asset acquiring information of use to the Soviet". The chap who socialised in the Clement Freud social scene at Walberswick. Was that "IRA asset" for example tasked to look at the relationship between HENNIKER, arming TARA and Red Hand Commando and the men running KINCORA child home ? Circa 1967 ?

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is not allowed to look at KINCORA but it is required I think to look at RIGHTON and HENNIKER allegedly abusive "Islington Suffolk Project" and presumably now the implications if HENNIKER the Old Stoic had KINCORA connections arming loyalists two years before the Irish troubles officially kicked off.

What is also a public interest is that with knowledge of an IRA asset acquiring information of use to Soviet LYELL kept schtum that the asset lived a mile from the 1968/69 Labour Northern Ireland Minister ?

I hope that helps clarify what records I think you have.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Card

Dear Correspondence,

Dominic thanks for your efforts. To add to the records you should hold. 1992 copy letter to Chief constable Suffolk informing him Sue Ryder had asked press to prepare obituaries for Leonard CHESHIRE. Information that press checks with CHESHIRE's medical advisers at Cavendish revealed that CHESHIRE prognosis was for several more years of life. That CHESHIRE had advised 1993 Dambusters Memorial he would attend and need no special medical help at that stage.

The Spring 92 letter advising Chief constable Suffolk re "Ryder shroud waving" also informed him of the burglary of and threats to the ex Regional Crime Squad Detective constable in Gwent and his son's probationary constable career South Wales Police. (See McGill Decd covering affidavit). Suffolk Chief constable was asked by me 1992 to liaise with his Gwent counterpart.

Leonard CHESHIRE died, I gather of a heart attack not of motor neuron disease, on Sue RTDER's schedule Summer 1992. The journalist who had gained the prognosis information was recruited as a Home Office civil servant presumably subject of Official Secrets Act.

So you should have records for that and on the face of it Nicholas Lyell covering up all the implications of the 1992 death of a perjuring witness at McGill Decd Inquest Jan 72. There is no doubt that Leonard CHESHIRE perjured at the inquest is there ? The doubt has to be about an Old Stoic attorney general using secret public interest custodianship to protect another old Stoic from being exposed as a perjurer. I would say that was an attorney general acting unlawfully as a matter of fact.

It is not me bringing the office of attorney general into disrepute. That was done by attorneys general from Lyell to Scotland in my opinion.

I have a current related FOI for 1992 the Suffolk Chief constable wee saunter to chat with Old Stoic Lord Henniker about PIE deviant Peter RIGHTON moving to the Eye estate. I suppose you know that Henniker was an SOE colleague of Sue RYDER and that it has to be a question whether BOTH (See McGill Decd) were subject of interest of the "IRA asset acquiring information of use to the Soviet". The chap who socialised in the Clement Freud social scene at Walberswick. Was that "IRA asset" for example tasked to look at the relationship between HENNIKER, arming TARA and Red Hand Commando and the men running KINCORA child home ? Circa 1967 ?

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is not allowed to look at KINCORA but it is required I think to look at RIGHTON and HENNIKER allegedly abusive "Islington Suffolk Project" and presumably now the implications if HENNIKER the Old Stoic had KINCORA connections arming loyalists two years before the Irish troubles officially kicked off.

What is also a public interest is that with knowledge of an IRA asset acquiring information of use to Soviet LYELL kept schtum that the asset lived a mile from the 1968/69 Labour Northern Ireland Minister ?

I hope that helps clarify what records I think you have.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Card

Dear Correspondence,

Further to your welcome question about what records I think you hold.

I mentioned the USA Attorney General Qui Tam actions above as a test whether correspondence to your office was intercepted or of Attorney General cover up or of failure of AG to properly broadly weigh public interest.

http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commo...

At the time of the Roger Evans MP barrister application to AG in McGill Decd 1992 circa. Roger consented for Tam DALYELL MP to phone me re Plessey Torpedoes and BELGRANO. It being Plessey where I met the ex RCS Dc mentioned above 1989 (See McGill Decd)

What was concealed from Commons about BELGRANO was a 100% product recall of Plessey torperdoes in late 70s during Bahamas Sea Trials. All had the wrong Fairchild ICs on control boards. None could have worked. All had been signed off at end of manufacture as having passed factory tests.

My findings at Plessey 1989 had been agreed by two MOD experts by the time DALYELL contacted me.

The Gwent Special Branch Inquiry, as I understand it under way since BELGRANO or before, had GLADIO as suspects for factory sabotage. A militia began by Sue RYDER charity trustee Harry SPORBORG. But I found this Special Branch conspiracy theory to be silly. The factory was wrongly wired corrupting static handling. There were numerous technical shortcomings accompanied by management orchestrated falsification of factory quality control and test records. Dalyell took that information to MI5 I think.

It remains interesting that a network started by a Sue RYDER Trustee was suspected to be an enemy within UK sabotaging strategic manufacture.

It may be helpful to weigh that the RN Intelligence Commander nephew of murdered Sizewell protestor Hilda Murrell Rob GREEN was a trained reliability analyst IE trained to examine things like problems in the MOD procurement supply chain.

In my vetting to work at Plessey the matter of the arrests in Kent TA 1987 came up. I cleared top secret unaccompanied access. Those arrests featured Kent Police seeking to interview me for Army Intelligence of Ashford and the question was why I had been asking about the late Airey Neave's alleged paramilitary recruiter Colonel BUTLER in the context of those paramilitary collusion arrests.

As you know from another FOI there was no application to AG under Explosives Substances Act 1883 or under Public Order Act 1936. Your office was cut out of the loop in 87. By Police in Kent. And it is increasingly looking as if by mail intercept or otherwise you were cut out of loop re BELGRANO and re the USA Qui Tam actions.

And it is self evident that when we map unlawful police no go/keeping govt law officers in the dark the same names benefit. CHESHIRE, HASTINGS, NEAVE, RYDER, HENNIKER, SPORBORG, DENNING, THATCHER.

I think you better have a word with Attorney General. If you have no mention of Plessey from Sir John Stradling Thomas I think you were subject of mail intercept.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Card

Craig Hollands, Attorney General's Office

Dear Mr Card

You have supplied multiple clarifications to your original request dated 22nd October, as well as other correspondence relating to your request for a further inquest of Matron McGill deceased.

Your FOI requests are acknowledge by the Attorney General's Office (AGO) as an effort to support your inquest application, however, please be minded to keep the two strands of communication separate for the purposes of our consideration of your submissions.

Would you kindly complete your clarification of your FOI requests by close of play on Friday 4th November 2016. This is to allow the AGO to commence consideration of your FOI submission, as each new item of FOI clarification extends the deadline to respond to you. This will allow us to respond in 20 working days from 4th November 2016. It is also of importance to note that too many search requests, when aggregated, will prevent the AGO from responding as the cost to do so will exceed the section 12 limit provided in the Freedom of Information Act.

Kind regards

Craig Hollands
FOI Officer

Attorney General’s Office
[email address]  020 7271 2492
20 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0NF

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Dear Craig Hollands,

I set out that if you check the file for mention of PLESSEY TORPEDOES by Sir John Stradling Thomas MP we can test Sir John's suspicion of a mail intercept on his letters to AG and Police Minister.

I also ask that you check whether the file has a letter informing AG of death of original McGill Decd pathologist shortly after Professor Knight's opinion on original autopsy report 1990.

If you make those two tests your response to this public FOI that can act as the basis for state asset argument when I submit the complete McGill Decd application.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Card

Dear Craig Hollands,

I must add that Patrick Mayhew letter to Chris Patten MP re GLADIO murders and Roberto Fiori is an essential element for consideration by Attorney General. Presumably if Sir John Stradling Thomas MP had lived long enough to raise inquiry into his suspicions of a mail intercept (Stopping GLADIO related information reaching Attorney General and Home Secretary) this would have emerged in 1991 ?

The initial idea for GLADIO may have been MENZIES Director MI6 1940 but it was crystallised 1944 by Harry SPORBORG later founding trustee Sue Ryder Homes. And we should also weigh, in this context of Sue Ryder and Leonard Cheshire charity unlawful police no go area, that founder of Cheshire Homes was Judge DENNING. No matter how high you are the law must be above you ,,,, yes that DENNING who founded a charity that operated above the law. Protected by special branch liaison.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Card

Craig Hollands, Attorney General's Office

I will be out of the office on Monday 13 June.

Please redirect your email to the Correspondence unit at [email address]<mailto:[email address]>. Your email has not been forwarded.

Dear Attorney General’s Office,

You must have had a 5th Nov computer glitch to be on holiday until June. The idea of a public FOI site is to curtail govt abuse of secrecy smokescreened as "Public Interest". Was Sir Patrick Mayhews letter to Chris Patten the same month that Sir John Stradling Thomas MP died at his Dolphin Square Home ?

Yours faithfully,

Richard Card