Alan Dransfield's Blog

Alan Dransfield's Blog

Freedom of Information and Health and Safety

This blog is aimed at shaming those who ignore health and safety and those who abuse the Freedom of Information Act out of laziness, corruption or to cover up incompetence.

GCHQ spying on Trump

Oh, BorisPosted by Sheila Oliver Mon, June 17, 2019 21:15:36

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Non-construction death

Olympic StadiumPosted by Sheila Oliver Mon, June 17, 2019 19:51:37

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Why is Denham complicit in school contamination cover-up?

Buchanan School, ScotlandPosted by Sheila Oliver Mon, June 03, 2019 07:16:41

Email sent - Sun 02/06/2019 09:19

Ms Elizabeth Denham
Information Commissioner

Dear Madam

The Vale View school in Stockport was built on top of an active landfill site in 2006 which is still gassing to date. There is breaking news from the Buchanan school in Scotland that contaminated drinking water has/will cause cancer in teachers and students because that school was built on top of a landfill Site.

If you check you ICO records you will see that Mrs Sheila Oliver submitted a FOIA request to Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council (SMBC) for technical data at the school but the SMBC refused under section 14/1 vexatious and the ICO upheld that vexatious decision.

There is no doubt in my mind the ICO have got blood on their hands from this Stockport Vale View school. Ditto for the 6 Exeter PFI schools. Sheila Oliver is a relentless FOIA Campaigner and the ICO has failed its fiduciary duty of care to assist her with the FOIA.

In your defence these appalling breaches of Section 77 happened before you took up your post. Neverhless, you have acted in a similar cavalier manner. Basically, the ICO is aiding and abetting serious fraud, misfeasance and abuse of power.

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield

To compound matters further, the ICO Senior Manager Mr Alex Goantis who also held a senior full time Managers Role at the ICO failed to see such problems.

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Buchanan School Contamination problems

Buchanan School, ScotlandPosted by Sheila Oliver Mon, June 03, 2019 07:15:29

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'Vexatious' can not be defined contextually as 'manifestly unreasonable'

VexatiousPosted by Sheila Oliver Sun, April 07, 2019 18:18:32

In Stocker v Stocker (SvS) dated 3rd April 2019 v the Supreme Court (SC) concluded, inter alia, that lower court judges unlawfully fettered their reasoning when relying on an external definition, absent context, upon which their judgement turned, especially when the contentious issue was proven to be true.

Using the same rationale put by the SC in S v S, it must follow that the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court misdirected itself and erred in law when deciding Dransfield (2015 EWCA /454 Civ because not only can 'vexatious' not be defined contextually as 'manifestly unreasonable', but it has been subsequently proved that the issue of vexatiousness never existed in the first place, within Dransfield, and also that disclosure of the information sought was proved not to be manifestly unreasonable.

Therefore, both logic and justice dictate that the SC voluntarily revisit Dransfield and strike out all lower court decisions blocking Dransfield's access to information that has now been freely placed in the public domain on the grounds that publication is justified not least on grounds of health and safety, as originally stated by Dransfield in his FoIA request.

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PM in charge of FOI

Information CommissionerPosted by Sheila Oliver Sun, February 10, 2019 13:43:21

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Vexatious on the whim of any passing lunatic

VexatiousPosted by Sheila Oliver Thu, February 07, 2019 19:33:40

"83. The term “vexatious” is not defined in the FOIA. The Upper Tribunal (UT) considered the issue of vexatious requests in the Information Commissioner v Devon CC & Dransfield (UKUT 440 (AAC), 28 January 2013).1 The UT commented that “vexatious” could be defined as the “manifestly unjustified, inappropriate or improper use of a formal procedure”. This definition clearly establishes that the concepts of proportionality and justification are relevant to any consideration of whether a request is vexatious."

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Listen to how dreadful Elizabeth Denham is

Information CommissionerPosted by Sheila Oliver Sat, January 26, 2019 07:54:02

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