Tuesday, September 19, 2006

More LGO smoke, mirrors and spin!

LGO still fiddling statistics.

In their 2005/6 annual report Appendix 2(d) the Ombudsmen state that during 1998/1999 they issued 235 reports of maladministration leading to injustice.

I was one of those statistics because the report into my complaint was issued during the Autumn of 1998.

The annual report then states that there are no reports issued in 1998/1999 still awaiting a final outcome. Yet I am still waiting for the '‘final outcome'’ recommended by the then Ombudsman in their report. So how did they record mine?

Here'’s the fiddle, if the LGO believe the council may not provide the remedy (or they are going to take a long time about it) they just end their involvement suggesting that they are satisfied the council is doing everything possible to provide the remedy. Even when, as in my case, nothing could be further from the truth.

So there you have it, here I am still waiting for the final outcome yet the Local Government Ombudsman gives the statistical impression in their 2005/6 annual report that there are no 1998/1999 reports still waiting for a final outcome. 8 years of smoke, mirrors, spin and massaged statistics.

I wonder how many other complainants they have stuffed just to enhance their statistics?

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