Freedom Of Information Requests

Dear editor, Your front page article on Barnet’s inability to protect properly confidential material is in sharp contrast with their inability to respond to freedom of information requests properly on time or at all. Indeed, I have just presented a complaint to the Information Commissioner about the failure of the Conservative Council to respond to a request I sent them […]

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Press Release: Dismore Launches Metpro inquiry e-campaign

PRESS RELEASE: IMMEDIATE: 8th AUG 2011 Dismore launches Metpro inquiry e-campaign Andrew Dismore. Labour candidate for the London Assembly for Barnet and Camden,  has today launched a new online campaign to fight for an inquiry into Barnet council’s contracting procedures, with particular reference to MetPro. The campaign can be accessed at http://www.campaignengineroom.org.uk/tory-barnet-easy-council-procurement-disasters and is directed at Secretary of State Eric […]

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Letter to the Press: FoI run arounds

Dear editor, Your front page article on Barnet’s inability to protect properly confidential material is in sharp contrast with their inability to respond to freedom of information requests properly on time or at all. Indeed, I have just presented a complaint to the Information Commissioner about the failure of the Conservative Council to respond to a request I sent them […]

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Letter to the Press: Human Rights and Quality in care homes

Dear Editor Last week’s community column by David Hogarth reminds us of the importance of the quality of care homes, and especially the “human side”. In 2007, when I chaired Parliament’s Select Committee on Human Rights, we published a detailed report on these issues: a clear example of how important human rights are. The Human Rights Act empowers users of […]

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