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Email to Michael Gove

PFI SchoolsPosted by Sheila Oliver Sat, October 05, 2013 16:44:24

Email sent Wednesday, September 25, 2013 2:56 PM

Attn of Rt Hon Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education

Dear Mr Gove


There is prima facie evidence to support my claims of the subject title. In particular,I refer to the Health and Safety Files (HSF) and the Operation Maintenance Manuals (OMM) for the 6 PFI schools in Exeter.

I have had recent access to these 6 HSF/OMM and these documents confirm fraud and theft of public funds from the £400 million central funded project on the 6 PFI schools in Exeter.

The HSF/OMM also confirms the school buildings have not been designed, constructed and operated in accordance with Construction Design Management (CDM) Laws and Building Regulations. These HSF/ OMM also confirms the welfare and H&S of students and staff have been wilfully comprimised.

The 64K$ dollar question now is: Is such fraud, irregularities and anomalies isolated to Devon? I fervently do not believe it is because such skulduggery is a nationwide problem on PFI Projects, be it schools, hospitals, police stations etc.

I look forward to hearing your action plan to route out such flagrant fraud and safeguard our children in these Exeter PFI boondogle schools. There needs to be a 100% improvement in the current transparency, accountability and security (TAS) of central funded projects and this can only be achieved if PFI projects are subjected to TAS and early publication of the HSE and OMM must be a prerequsite.

Currently, there is NO TAS and no security ringfence in place on PFI projects. Moreover and more importantly TAS is not seen to be working at the Department of Education and your Office in particular.

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield

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