WCA Handbook - authentication

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From: J Newman

17 November 2011

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

The Training & Development Revised WCA Handbook, ESA (LCW/LCWRA)
Amendment Regulations 2011 (MED -SAAR2011HB~001 Version: 3 Final),
14th April 2011 refers to number of expert groups:
• Working Group
• Employer groups
• Stake holder groups
• Specialist disability groups
• Technical experts
• Review group
• Scrutiny group

Who specifically were these groups, who were the members of each,
(name, job title, employer, credentials, qualifications) and have
they all approved the final version of the report unreservedly?

Yours faithfully,

J Newman

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From: J Newman

17 December 2011

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 'WCA Handbook -
authentication'.

I do not know why there should be a delay

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

Yours faithfully,

J Newman

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19 December 2011


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Dear J Newman

Please see attached response to your FoI request 3463

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From: J Newman

22 December 2011

Dear DWP Adelphi Freedom-of-Information-Request,

You have not addressed part of my original question namely

". . . . have they all approved the final version of the report
unreservedly?"

The fact that they were consultated does not mean they agreed with
the final report.

Yours sincerely,

J Newman

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From: J Newman

18 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 'WCA Handbook -
authentication'.

My note of 22/12/11 is still outstanding. It was part of the
original question from 17/11/11 not answered in VTR3463, so is now
well overdue.

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

Yours faithfully,

J Newman

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7 February 2012


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15 February 2012


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From: J Newman

16 February 2012

Dear DWP Adelphi Freedom-of-Information-Request,

For the record, you have NOT directly answered the question, but
hedged around it. The answer was either yes or no & you have said
neither. Why is that so hard?

Also it is a perfectly valid question - has this work been
unreservedly supported? What you could and should have said is "We
have no record that this is the case", which is the truth. So why
not just say it?

Yours sincerely,

J Newman

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Dear Mr Newman,

Please see attached response to your FoI request.

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J Newman left an annotation (18 March 2012)

Quote-marks Final annotation:

I will close this request and refer to ICO. My simple logic is that my question has not been directly answered which is a fact rather than my opinion. The underlying point I still believe is crucial to the credibility that should be attached to certain implied accreditations.

The only interpretation from this request is that whilst a range of individuals & organisations are selectively consulted, the fact that they appear in “acknowledgements” probably does NOT mean that they support the final version of the report or paper involved. If they did, I’m sure DWP would have been more than happy to confirm the fact. This would of course explain why many of the so-called supporters continue to complain about the reality of the current process – their voices have obviously not been listened to.

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J Newman left an annotation (18 July 2012)

Quote-marks For anyone meandering this way, the result of the ICO investigation was that it WAS a legitimate FoI request.

As a result, DWP has admitted that it cannot say that the organisations & individuals it lists in the WCA manual fully support the final version of the manual – they were just involved in some form of (unspecified) consultation – whatever that means. This confession significantly undermines the credibility DWP suggests the manual has and adds to the mirage it is trying to create.

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