Monday, 2 April 2007
It has been revlealed that the DoH is not happy to release information as regards the role of Dame Carol Black, the questions concerned her appointment and role, here is their 'revealing' response:
"I am writing in connection with my email of 15 March about your request forinformation about Dame Carol Black.
I am sorry to advise you that a number of issues remain to be resolved concerning the exemptions I mentioned in my email and the public interest in disclosing or withholding the information you have requested.
In addition to sections 35 and 40, the Department is also considering how the exemption from disclosure at section 36 of the Freedom of InformationAct may apply to the information you have requested.
We estimate that it may take another 20 working days to resolve theseissues. Therefore, we plan to let you have a response by 30 April. If itappears that it will take longer than this to reach a conclusion, we willkeep you informed.
If you are unhappy with the way the Department of Health has handled yourrequest you may ask for an internal review of our FOI procedure. Youshould contact the Section Head of the Freedom of Information group at theDepartment of Health, quoting the reference number above:"
Am I ever unhappy with the DoH and their handling of FOI requests? I've seen more speed from a braindead tortoise.
There is already a bit of controversy concerning Dame Black.
You can read between the lines for yourself.