for referral to the Parliamentary Ombudsman
help in completing this form see guidance in leaflet, or call our Helpline
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1 (to the MP) MUST be completed by the person making the complaint.
Dr Howard Stoate MP
Name Brian Robert Gray
consider the complaint I have described below and in the evidence attached.
If you agree, please refer it to the Parliamentary Ombudsman. I give my
permission for the Ombudsman to obtain relevant papers about my case from
the organisation(s) concerned.
wish the Parliamentary Ombudsman to investigate my complaint and give
my permission for her to obtain relevant papers about my case from the
3 (From the MP to the Ombudsman) MUST be completed by the Member of
The Parliamentary Ombudsman, Millbank Tower, Millbank, London SW1P 4QP
4 (Details of a complaint about maladministration) ONLY complete if
the complaint is about maladministration.
What are you complaining about? The Information
Commissioner has failed to enforce the rules regarding how members of
the Law Society, collect, use and fail to tell Complainants when information
is being used from their files for 'unrelated' purposes to their complaints
lodged with the OSS/CCS. The Information Commissioner is also aware that
the Chair of the Compliance Board, Richard Hegarty, collected my personal
information from a private law firm for his personal use ("Breach
of Confidentially") but refuses to take any action against Richard
Hegarty. Finally the Information Commissioner is not applying the rules
as they have been written, I have asked for a copy of the rules that show
his interpretation but he has failed to provide any.
How has it affected you? My rights have been
violated by my ex-solicitors, Thos Boyd Whyte, and the Law Society in
as much they refused to comply with the rule book, as well has the LSO
who refused to investigate or to see these parts of my complaint were
investigated and despite a letter I received from the Lord Chancellor's
office that stated the IC is responsible for imposing "The set of
enforceable rules" he has not applied the rules in a correct manner.
5 (Details of a complaint about refusal of access to official information)
ONLY complete if you have a specific complaint about access to official
The Law Society's Data Controller.
refused to supply me with the information I requested [X]
refused to give me ALL the information I requested [ ]
taken too long (more than 20 working days) to reply to my request
requested an unreasonably high charge for giving me the information [
]. They asked for£_______________
Other (describe) Information from my complaints
file was used for unrelated purposes to my complaint and the rules state
that if information is used for 'unrelated purposes' I must be told and
my permission given, I was not told and my permission was not given. When
I asked for information concerning who, why and the purpose for which
this information was given I was refused and the reason given was that
it "was not part of a relevant data file" which was upheld by
the IC. If, as the rules state, my permission should have been given and
I should have been informed at the time this information was collected
then the information I asked for must be given to me (I did pay the £10
collection fee that was returned to me). I have asked the IC to show me
the rule that allow Solicitors the right to 'request' information from
complaint files also the rule that allows data to be 'requested and given'
in an 'unsecured' method (over the telephone) but he has failed to do
6 Have you complained to the organisation concerned?
Yes, I have complained [ / ] (tick box)
7 What evidence can you provide?
attach to this form copies of the correspondence you have had with the
organisation about the subject of the complaint. That will be returned
to you via the MP. Please give below any reference numbers quoted to you
by the department concerned:___
Data Controller sa/bs/251
Information Commissioner's Office RFA0029621
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