Further to my earlier post, the overlap of wrongful acts I decided to submit a Freedom of Information request to find out how many times the LGO has actually identified anything more serious that simple maladministration.
Pre question clarification: A complaint against a council may consist purely on an administrative error or it may also include a potentially criminal act and/or infringements of a complainants civil rights (legal and/or human rights).
Therefore, I would like the following information. As a percentage of total complaints submitted to the LGO during the last full reporting year how many complaints were identified by the LGO as potentially involving a criminal act and/or an infringement of the complainants’ civil rights. Please supply the percentages for criminal, legal and human rights.
In addition, how many times did the LGO seek advice from a more appropriate agency/body or court, how many times did the LGO ask a more appropriate agency/body or court to deal with the complaint? And how many times did the LGO refer the complaint back to the complainants informing them of a more appropriate agency/body or court to deal with their complaint. Please supply the percentages for criminal, legal and human rights.
LGO response will be available here on or before the 6th of October 2008 They have already acknowledged receipt.