Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Mushroom Growth Report

As a back bench mushroom I continue to be sprayed with shit and kept in the dark.

The Hartlepool Council Monitoring Officer has issued a comprehensive "Guidance Note" on the issue of requests for information. In which he totally neglects to point out that the main provisions of the legislation are NOT applicable to Elected Councilors. Strange that this wasn't mentioned! More shit spray anyone?

My freedom of Information request was acknowledged by Hartlepool Council, on 6th January. It is now 27th January and so far no information has been received or no reason for denying my the information has been provided. The Freedom of Information Act 2000 requires public authorities to comply with requests promptly, and they should provide information within 20 working days. This makes Monday 2nd February the deadline by my calculation. I continue to sit in the dark but the clock continues to tick down the Council's allowed time!

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