The Effects of Noting and Filing Evidence

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Dear House of Commons,

In countries where Evidence is officially Noted and Filed Only, it is of course inevitable that all Official, Ombudsman, Tribunal, Commissioner etc decisions can by definition bear no relation to the forensic realities. Public psychiatric heath, and Investor confidence alike tumble.
Have any studies been undertaken into how other societies handle this longstanding Ulster and indeed UK wide problem.

Yours faithfully,

AIDAN QUINN

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Dear Mr Quinn,

 

 

Freedom of Information Request F17-488

 

Thank you for your request for information which is copied below. You
asked ‘in countries where evidence is officially noted and filed only, it
is of course inevitable that all official, Ombudsman, Tribunal,
Commissioner etc. decisions can by definition bear no relation to the
forensic realities. Public psychiatric heath, and investor confidence
alike tumble. Have any studies been undertaken into how other societies
handle this longstanding Ulster and indeed UK wide problem?’

 

We have understood your question to relate to relevant studies undertaken
by the House of Commons or by any of its committees.

 

The following information is held by the House of Commons. The House of
Commons Public Administration Committee published two reports which we
have identified as being relevant to your enquiry: these looked at
overseas experience of a) public inquiries and b) Ombudsman services
respectively.

a)   The committee looked at overseas experience of public inquiries as
part of its report: Government by Inquiry [Public Administration
Committee: First report, 2004-05, HC 51 I&II]. This is available to read
on our website at:

[1]https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm...

b)   The committee looked at the experience of the Netherlands in relation
to the Ombudsman service as part of its report: Time for a People’s
Ombudsman Service [Public Administration Committee, Fourteenth report,
2013-14, HC 655] This report is available to read on our website at:
[2]http://www.parliament.uk/business/commit...
 

 

 

 

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Dear FOI Commons,
many thanks for the time you have taken.

Note and File Only Requirements are difficult for us all. No one judges.

Rather I wish you and all your colleagues well.

In the circumstances there will be no appeal.

Good Luck.

Yours sincerely,

AIDAN QUINN

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