I've lost my dictionary: what does "embarassing" mean? And what does "inadequate" mean? And could you just remind me what "piss-poor" means, while you're at it, please? Copied to Vara, Fletcher and Johnson:
Dear H Jarman,
I imagine that the ICO's sweeping powers of investigation will permit it to request these documents of the MHRA - I suspect it will be in possession of an impressive file, by now. Sean Fletcher is the individual that you need to speak to, should it please you to do so. In all events, you have my permission, under whichever piece of legislation, to request this information of it.
Incidentally, whilst the Worshipful Company appears to be regarded as powerful/influential/whatever, that means very little to me: a flim-flam man is a flim-flam man, as far as I'm concerned.
Subject: ICO response[Ref. FS50180689]
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2007 13:33:29 +0000
7th November 2007
Case Reference Number FS50180689
Dear Mr Holford
Information request to MHRA.
Thank you for your correspondence dated 19 October 2007 in which you complain about MHRA.
So we can progress your complaint we need you to provide copies of the following:
· Your initial request for information to MHRA
· MHRA’s initial response
· Your request for a review
· MHRA‘s review of the decision
Your case has now been closed as there is no further action we are able to take without the documents we have requested. We require these documents as:
· it provides us with a full set of unedited evidence in support of the complaint
· it is necessary to provide a copy of the initial request to the public authority when we first notify them of having received a complaint
Once we receive the information we have requested your complaint can be reopened.
Please quote the reference number from the top of this letter in any further correspondence.
FoI Case Reception Unit
The information Commissioner’s Office