Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Return to sender

When  Rick Astley sang the poetic and moving chorus:

Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry, never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

I suspect he was not thinking about Uncle Eric Pickles wearing (or not) rubber knickers but I found myself thinking about him and the recent knock backs I received from him, whilst listening to Rick's wonder first LP - Whenever You Need Somebody.

My last set of FoI requests have been declared vexatious but some of these requests are touching raw nerves deep within Eland House. Obviously the best course of action would firstly to simply answer the questions and possibly the second is to stop the SpAds (Nick and Giles) from messing about with the running of a once great adequate Department.

So here is my latest request - which is quite frankly dull, but important. Don't fret chums as normal service will be resumed very soon.

Dear Chums

I am upset that you have declared a number of recent requests as
vexatious. It does appear that important questions are going
unanswered; especially ones concerning the involvement of special
advisors and the handling of freedom of information requests.

Can you please supply me with copies of all electronic
correspondence or hand written notes between Martin Harding and
either of the two DCLG special advisors, that relate to the
handling of my FoI requests that have been declared vexatious.

If you feel that this request would be better dealt with under the
data protection act then please let me know and I pursue this issue
using the act.

Yours faithfully,

Derek Tickles

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