KIRKLEES Council leader Mehboob Khan has been meddling in public information.
Everyone has the right to request information held by public sector organisations under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act.
But the Examiner can exclusively reveal that Clr Khan has been amending the information which has been prepared ready to send out to people.
Former council leader Kath Pinnock has described his actions as “disturbing”.
EXAMINER reporter Katie Grant asked the Freedom of Information service how much council tax is currently owed by people living in Kirklees – including all overdue payments.
The FOI officer prepared a full response using information from the Revenues and Benefits service dating back to 1993 which was sent to Clr Khan.
But Clr Khan replied: "This is not going out. Who prepared the response?"
A new response was prepared which only showed figures for the financial year 2010/11 – a financial year that still has not finished.
My comment: Another not fit for purpose Councillor. Hope the electorate remember his actions come voting time. If you wish to submit a Freedom of Information request to Kirklees Council this can be done on-line at WDTK
Read the full story (all 5 pages) from the source The Huddersfield Daily Examiner, also read David Higgersonss article for his views on the Examiner story.
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UPDATE 24th July 2011: Mehboob Khan, misconduct hearing to be held!
KIRKLEES COUNCIL leader Mehboob Khan will be investigated for misconduct over his handling of public information – but the entire process will be conducted in secret.
And that comes after Clr Khan admitted amending public information before it was sent out to people.
My comment: Another not fit for purpose councillor.
Read the full story from the source The Huddersfield Daily Examiner