Friday, 8 November 2013

Department of Health has no record of Brian Jarman's meeting with Jeremy Hunt

Firstly I do not agree with Brian Jarman on many things but I have the utmost respect for his integrity as a researcher and a human being.  Therefore I have no doubt then when he says the following, he is speaking the truth:
"I met Jeremy Hunt on the afternoon of Monday 15th July for about 40 minutes I'd estimate."
It is therefore very strange that when I emailed the Department of Health and asked them for their records of the above meeting under the Freedom of Information act, they replied:
"The Department of Health does not hold information relevant to your request."
This is strange.  Surely Jeremy Hunt should be recording what went on at such meetings, given he is an elected MP and the Secretary of State for health?