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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.

HS2 Legal Challenge

HS2 Rail SchemePosted by Sheila Oliver Sun, June 11, 2017 07:09:06
Email sent - 11/06/2017 05:10

Information Commissioner's Office

Dear Sirs

Under the protection of the FOIA please provide me with a PDF copy of the ICO report ref the subject title and following link. For clarity, this is my first request on the subject title. Hence, please do not rely on your usual vexatious claptrap.

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield

http://www.51m.co.uk/government-to-face-legal-challenge-from-information-commissioner-over-censorship-of-highly-critical-report-on-50billion-hs2-rail-project/



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International exposure of ICO corruption

VexatiousPosted by Sheila Oliver Sun, June 04, 2017 18:43:38
https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-adk-adk_sbnt&hsimp=yhs-adk_sbnt&hspart=adk&p=alan+dransfield+project+camelot#id=1&vid=1ffb7f05336433e169ded78555cb4f34&action=clickAlan M Dransfield

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Tory in charge of HS2 FOI Questions

HS2 Rail SchemePosted by Sheila Oliver Sun, May 14, 2017 06:29:22
Email sent - Sun 07/05/2017 05:51

To: Information Commissioner

Dear Madam

Christopher Graham (former Information Commissioner) is on record calling for a forensic inquiry into HS2; please see following URL link.

We now know the Tory Chairman, Sir Patrick McLoughlin, has sole primacy for the Freedom of Information Act, as Chancellor to the Duchy of Lancaster.

What are you going to do about this matter and what are you going to do about the fact the Tory Chairman holds sole remit for the FOIA/ICO?

The situation at the ICO is far worse than I had envisaged. The Tory Chairman can amend, distort and renew section 45 of the said act on a whim.

You knew, or should have known, the ICO had lost their independence when Sir Patrick McLoughlin took over the reins of the FOIA/ICO.

Yours in disgust

Dransfield


http://www.51m.co.uk/government-to-face-legal-challenge-from-information-commissioner-over-censorship-of-highly-critical-report-on-50billion-hs2-rail-project/







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London Legacy, vexatious refusal to disclose details of work-related death

VexatiousPosted by Sheila Oliver Thu, April 20, 2017 19:22:43
Vexatious to question London Legacy about a work-related death.

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An Easter Hallelujah

VexatiousPosted by Sheila Oliver Mon, April 17, 2017 08:59:51
Email sent - Mon 17/04/2017 08:40

Information Commissioners Office

Dear Sirs

This is the first time in five years the Information Commissioner's Office has reached a correct, non-vexatious decision. I refer to the following ICO decision which has refused a vexatious decision from Camden Council. Oh my God, wonders will never cease.

In respect of this particular Decision Notice, the ICO has been seen to doing the job properly and professionally by overturning Camden CC vexatious decision.

Does this mean the ICO is now prepared to hold a forensic investigation into the 6,000 wrongful vexatious decisions based on the Dransfield GIA/3037/2011?

I wonder why the Information Commissioner has suddenly decided to apply common law and common sense to this Vexatious claptrap from the Camden Council.

Whilst this is a step in the right direction, it is too little too late, as I will not change my mind that the ICO is rotten to the core .........

with thanks

Alan M Dransfield


https://ico.org.uk/media/action-weve-taken/decision-notices/2017/2013905/fer0637810.pdf





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Even more dangerous Scottish schools

PFI SchoolsPosted by Sheila Oliver Fri, April 14, 2017 06:59:53

Email sent - 13/04/17

Scottish Government - James.White@gov.scot


Dear Mr White

..Breaking news that 70 + PFI schools were damaged in the storm last year, nearly twice the number of reported damaged schools. Furthermore, the Scottish First Minister stated she would ensure a full investigation into all PFI Projects in Scotland not just schools. It would appear the Scottish First Minister is paying lip service to these very serious issues.

The next letter I get from the Scottish Government, I would like to see the First Minister's signature on it please.

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield

FOIA Campaigner and Social Watchdog.





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Unlawful Decision Notices

VexatiousPosted by Sheila Oliver Fri, April 14, 2017 06:50:40
Email sent - 13/04/2017 11:53

Information Commissioner's Office

Attn Elizabeth Denham

Dear Madam

I draw your attention to the following two(2) decision notices, which are unlawful.

The first case is a complaint brought against the Information Commissioner's Office, in which the ICO has investigated against themselves. This is not acceptable because the ICO lose their independence and it is a gross conflict of interest. Any fair-minded person would agree that this is not conducive to transparency and accountability.

I am not aware how many times this has happened, but I would suggest you check your files and initiate a forensic inquiry into ICO v ICO Decsion Notices. For sure, there are at least 1/2 Dransfield v ICO decision notices. Being able to self-examine and self -investigate beggars belie,f but nothing surprises me anymore with the ICO. They appear to be above the law. This may well be happening because of fiduciary failure in the chain of command right through to the Secretary of State, Karen Bradley, who is more than guilty of wilfull blindness.

The second case is related to the Cabinet Office in which they have used the section 14/1 vexatious exemption. This decision is unlawful because you have failed to cite the Court Precedent/Authority to the complainant. We must assume you were relying upon the Dransfield vexatious hogwash Decision GIA 3037/2011, but you failed to include it in your Decision Notice; hence, that DN is unlawful.

As you are aware, all my correspondence to the ICO is being thrown straight into the bin or at least not acknowledged.

It strikes me your Case Management Team need further training into the FOIA 2000.

It is also very apparent that the ICO is not double-checking their Decision Notices before publication. The fact the ICO does not operate an ISO 9000 QA-QC is serious, which would explain the root cause of such cock-ups.

I will take this opportunity to report your Northern Ireland Representative Ken Macdonald who has failed to respond to my FOIA requests against the HSE in Northern Ireland. At best, the ICO both HQ and NI are treating me in a shabbily cavalier manner, and at worst they are circumventing the FOIA 2000, section 77 in particular, with an aim to pervert the course of Justice. I suggest the latter.

I do believe the time has come for a forensic investigation into the conduct of the ICO Management

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield

FOIA Campaigner & Social Watchdog.









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Vexatious decision

VexatiousPosted by Sheila Oliver Mon, April 10, 2017 06:37:55
https://ico.org.uk/media/action-weve-taken/decision-notices/2017/2013864/fer0646554.pdf

"The term ‘vexatious’ is not defined in the legislation. In Information Commissioner vs Devon County Council & Dransfield1, the Upper Tribunal took the view that the ordinary dictionary definition of the word vexatious is only of limited use, because the question of whether a request is vexatious ultimately depends upon the circumstances surrounding that request. The Tribunal concluded that ‘vexatious’ could be defined as the “…manifestly unjustified, inappropriate or improper use of a formal procedure” (paragraph 27). The decision clearly establishes that the concepts of ‘proportionality’ and ‘justification’ are central to any consideration of whether a request is vexatious."




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