Suicides after Atos.

A. Cuerden made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Work and Pensions

The request was refused by Department for Work and Pensions.

From: A. Cuerden

23 December 2011

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

As you no doubt know, media reports of suicides after Atos reviews,
as well as due to other decisions and behaviours of your department
have been in the news a fair bit over the last two years.

I would like to see

A. Copies of the minutes of all meetings related to this

B. All papers related to this generated by your department - E.g.
discussion, position papers, official responses, etc.

C. Copies of e-mails and other communications related to these
media reports.

Yours faithfully,

A. Cuerden

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16 January 2012


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From: A. Cuerden

16 January 2012

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of
Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work
and Pensions's handling of my FOI request 'Suicides after Atos.'.

The response you gave is not credible. You have been repeatedly
lambasted in the press over suicides after Atos, and yet claim
there has never been a meeting discussing it, that you have never
given statements to reporters for said articles, and have never,
ever engaged with or discussed the issue.

The response doesn't show any indication of having read the
request, simply having glanced at the subject and written a
response, which is probably exactly what happened, given you were
within a couple days of having violated your legally-permitted time
table for response.

I think this response is obviously incorrect, and would ask for the
information I requested.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is
available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/su...

Yours faithfully,

A. Cuerden

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From: A. Cuerden

16 January 2012

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of
Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work
and Pensions's handling of my FOI request 'Suicides after Atos.'.

I just wanted to add to my previous request that this news article:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-13...

Shows that you clearly have discussed the issue, and that
information is thus available.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is
available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/su...

Yours faithfully,

A. Cuerden

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Mr Taylor left an annotation (17 January 2012)

Quote-marks If despite concerns being raised by Mind chief executive Paul Farmer, Rethink boss Paul Jenkins, Centre for Mental Health joint chief executive Professor Bob Grove, Dr Jed Boardman of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, chief executive Bill Walden-Jones of Welsh charity Hafal, and Scottish Association for Mental Health chief executive Billy Watson, the MS Society and Parkinson's UK, and also despite a group of cancer charities voicing their concerns in an open letter, also published in the Guardian, to Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith, there has been no discussion of this matter by the DWP, where is the often heralded scrutiny and accountability?

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10 February 2012


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P. Wilkinson left an annotation (11 February 2012)

Quote-marks Sometimes reality has a way of sneaking up and biting us in the ass. And when the dam bursts, all you can do is swim. The world of pretend is a cage, not a cocoon. We can only lie to ourselves for so long. We are tired, we are scared, denying it doesn't change the truth. Sooner or later we have to put aside our denial and face the world. Head on, guns blazing. De Nile. It's not just a river in Egypt, it's a freakin' ocean. So how do you keep from drowning in it?
~ Meredith Grey, U.S. TV character
http://www.cafe-philosophy.com/?q=quotes...

I just hope the denialists are good swimmers

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