The Work Programme, confirmation of Government pol;icy documentation

The request was refused by Department for Work and Pensions.

James Spencer-Gray

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

I refer to your policy document issued by your department at the launch of the Work Programme.

I refer to specifically to page 5, section 2 headed A Universal programme - with higher rewards for hard to help participants.

In paragraph two it clearly states : - Participants must all be receiving an out-of-work income-replacement benefit at the time they are referred.

Can you then please confirm that no individual was forcibly mandated onto the programme against their will and informed regardless of any circumstances that they were to remain on the programme and that they had to comply with the legal obligations demanded by the DWP of their designated Work Providers, which as public domain information shows included a mandated work placement. Could you also confirm that no one in such circumstances ever received an official government department letter castigating them for not comply with such a mandate i.e. having to undertake an unpaid work placement whilst receiving no monies form either the state or the employer.

Could you also confirm as per the terms of the Social Security ( Credits) Regulations 1975 that if such individuals were purely in receipt of National Insurance credits that this could not be classified as an "out of work income replacement benefit and that they could be mandated onto the Work programme .

Finally could you confirm that no individual was formally allocated to the Post Work Programme when they again were not in receipt of any cask benefits.

As this request is based on formal Governement public domain documentation it would be immoral and deceptive if you claim that the question is VEXTIOUS and therefore does not warrant a reply

Yours faithfully,

James Spencer-Gray

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Dear Mr Spencer-Grey,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 23
January.

Your response is attached.

Yours sincerely,

DWP Operations FOI Team

James Spencer-Gray

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 'The Work Programme, confirmation of Government pol;icy documentation'.

My request is based on all the information I quoted came from OFFICAIL GOVERNMENT PUBLIC DOMAIN DOCUMENTATION AND THUS UNLESS YOY STATE IS ALL FICTIOUS CAN NOTT BE CLAIMED TO BE VEXTIOUS, or are you using this as a flimsy pretence to conceal the truth.

if it is VEXTIOUS could you please explain how you have come to this conclusion and for once be transparent.

Is the DWP claiming they are NOT TRANSPARANT and I fear that you will try again to refuse to answer a clear question. Please see your correspondence of the 17.10.2018 your ref:- FOI 2018/4471

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

Yours faithfully,

James Spencer-Gray

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James Spencer-Gray

Dear DWP freedom-of-information-requests,

I note with some alarm that yet again you have failed to comply with the terms of the Freedom of Information Act.

I have no doubt that you will now claim that the request was vexatious and thus you will hope to exonerate yourself form your contempt of an Act of Parliament. Surely confirming or denying official public domain documentation can not be that difficult!

Yours sincerely,

James Spencer-Gray

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Dear James Spencer-Gray,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 15
February.

Your response is attached.

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The DWP cannot even confirm the authenticity of their own published documentation...…..what are they trying to hide?

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