There was a meeting between Goddard and Mr Parnell RIP to sort out his simple problem on 23rd March 2011.

We have seen on this blog how many times Mr Parnell begged LibDem run Stockport Council for his legal entitlement to help for his troubled daughters adopted from Stockport Council. I could have acted on his behalf and sorted out his problems in minutes, but the Council, including former FOI Officer Claire Naven, blocked all my efforts prefering instead to have him repeatedly sent to prison for things like trying to leave a council meeting early.

I asked this FOI question about that meeting and got this reply from Barry Khan, Council Solicitor, and one of the main culprits in the appalling Mr Parnell human rights abuse saga. He wants all details of the meeting between Mr Parnell and Goddard to remain secret. Khan himself has a lot he needs to keep buried in relation to this disgusting episode. How can Khan have carried out an “impartial reassessment” when he is up to his neck in this?:-

Dear Mrs Oliver,

I am writing in response to your request for an internal review of FOI 7887.

I have conducted an impartial reassessment of your original request and my findings are as follows.

I can confirm that the original response issued by on 20th November is correct and I uphold the exemptions applied.

It would not be appropriate to disclose information relating to individuals, deceased or otherwise, into the public domain under the Freedom of Information Act.

Although the Data Protection Act defines personal data as relating to a ‘living individual’, this does not mean that once a person becomes deceased information that was previously ‘personal data’ will now become routinely publically accessible.

The Council holds a duty, to both the deceased individual and their families, to protect information relating to individuals from inappropriate disclosure.

If you are unhappy with the outcome of any internal review, you are entitled to complain to the Information Commissioner. …

Yours sincerely,

Barry Khan

Council Solicitor

Service Director (Legal, Democratic, Property and Information Services)Corporate & Support Services

Email sent Sent: 20 November 2013 16:34

Dear FoI Officer

Just tell me any outcome of that meeting. You can redact all you like – just tell me what action if any they decided to take.This matter is not going away and I shall put your reply up on the Internet.

Kind regards

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 9:13 AM

Dear Mrs Oliver,

I am writing in response to your request for information (ref FOI 7887).

The relevant Council Service(s) has searched for the requested information and our response is as follows.

The information you have requested is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act by virtue of Section 40 (Personal Data) and Section 41 (Confidential Information).

Section 40 relates to personal information, where the disclosure of this information may result in a breach of any of the Data Protection principles. As the records you have requested relate to a deceased individual, their information does not meet the criteria which defines ‘personal information’.

However, the information you have requested may also identify any number of other individuals and this information is exempt from disclosure under Section 40 of the FOI.

Section 41 relates to information which is confidential in nature and/or which was provided in confidence. The information you have requested relates to sensitive information of another. The Council holds a responsibility to the subject of this data to keep it confidential and protected from inappropriate disclosure. This duty of confidentiality survives death and the release of this information into the public domain under the FOIA would breach this.

Therefore the information you have requested cannot be provided under this legislation.

The Information Commissioner’s Office has produced some guidance on this subject which may be of assistance to you. This can be found at the following link.