Today saw a letter from HM Courts and Tribunals service pop through our letterbox containing a submission from the DWP.
It is obvious that this was sent in such a way as to make the DWP seem remotely competent, but sadly failed and was criticised at the tribunal.
“Now been considered unfit for purpose by ICE” – it hasn’t at all, it was considered unfit for purpose by ATOS. “Now” refers to May 2012. ICE have had nothing to do with this.
As mentioned before, the DWP were given this information in May 2012. I reinformed them in August when they included it in the tribunal documents. They refused to remove the submission at this time and even told my MP that there was no reason to remove it. They refused to also consult with ATOS about this.
Strangely they have only asked the tribunals service to remove the one report and not the other 2 which were also declared not fit for purpose by ATOS which they were informed of in December 2012. Perhaps it is a time delay issue and they have a backlog of 8 months on responses ?
It is funny how they used the lame excuse of a SAR in order not to resubmit – they had from August-late November to do this, and also from January-february when the repro department returned the documents to the DM.
“please find enclosed confirmation of this decision by the Independent Case Examiner” – This was nothing of the sort, it was another letter by the DWP ! It could not possibly have been confirmation by ICE as they did not decide anything at all.
I do love the irony of the “natural justice” comment! It is just too funny for words considering the vast array of errors made and still being made.
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