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Freedom of Information Act 2000

by SLAMMED » 13 Jul 2012 17:39

The Freedom of Information Act gives you the right to ask any public body for all the information they have on any subject you choose. Unless there’s a good reason, the organisation must provide the information within 20 working days.



I'd like to know what was discussed in the fans forum last night.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000

by sandman » 13 Jul 2012 17:41

:roll:

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Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000

by royalp-we » 13 Jul 2012 18:17

SLAMMED wrote:The Freedom of Information Act gives you the right to ask any public body for all the information they have on any subject you choose. Unless there’s a good reason, the organisation must provide the information within 20 working days.



I'd like to know what was discussed in the fans forum last night.

I look forward to hearing from you.


They're publishing it in Reading Matters. If the club are asked if we are interested in a certain player etc do you think after 20 days they have to disclose everything they are working toward?

Did you actually think this was a loophole Slammed :lol: "Only 19 days till your lucks up STAR"

and if it was a joke... Why bother :roll:

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Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000

by SLAMMED » 13 Jul 2012 18:20

Thanks for replying x

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Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000

by superreadingfan » 20 Aug 2012 18:45

Sebastian wrote:STAR isn't a public body. HTH

it should be, what do they have to hide??? :?: :?: :?:


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Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000

by Royal Lady » 21 Aug 2012 13:35

Has anyone on here who is a member of STAR read Reading Matters and seen the notes on the forum now?

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Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000

by Yellowcoat » 21 Aug 2012 14:39

If you are so interested why do you not join them to receive first hand information?
Or are you just looking for something else to moan and whinge about?
Try getting a life instead.

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Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000

by Royal Lady » 21 Aug 2012 14:48

Who rattled your cage? I was merely asking whether these notes had now been published and whether a STAR membering nobber had seen them. Was just surprised no-one had made any more mention of them, considering the furore on here the other week.

I don't want to join STAR. I'm afraid I don't think I'd fit in.

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Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000

by Royal Biscuitman » 22 Aug 2012 22:08

Sebastian wrote:STAR isn't a public body. HTH

and if they were, your request can be ignored as it does not meet the definition of a request as defined in the act:

Request for information.

(1)In this Act any reference to a “request for information” is a reference to such a request which—
(a)is in writing,
(b)states the name of the applicant and an address for correspondence, and
(c)describes the information requested.
(2)For the purposes of subsection (1)(a), a request is to be treated as made in writing where the text of the request—
(a)is transmitted by electronic means,
(b)is received in legible form, and
(c)is capable of being used for subsequent reference.


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Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000

by Ian Royal » 04 Sep 2012 12:27

superreadingfan wrote:
Sebastian wrote:STAR isn't a public body. HTH

it should be, what do they have to hide??? :?: :?: :?:

Sorry, why should STAR be part of Government or an Non-Departmental Government Organisation?

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Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000

by Alexander Litvinenko » 04 Sep 2012 12:34

Members of an IPS do have the right to ask for any information they requires, and to inspect minute books.

If you want to know what happened, why not join?

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Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000

by Green » 04 Sep 2012 12:49

Yeh, why not join an organisation that doesn't represent your views so that you can change it to represent your views?

For just £10 :!:

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Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000

by Alexander Litvinenko » 04 Sep 2012 12:54

Because if you want to be represented by an organisation like that, it's your only way to affect change.

Why should it be for free? Is the equivalent of a couple of pints of beer a year too much for the chance to have your views listened to, and the right to choose the people who do the representing?


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Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000

by Green » 04 Sep 2012 13:16

It's not really about the money, it's the principle.

I wouldn't join if they paid me £10 (perhaps in the form of a money off voucher at the megastore, or discounted coach travel)

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Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000

by Alexander Litvinenko » 04 Sep 2012 13:33

Green wrote:It's not really about the money, it's the principle.

I wouldn't join if they paid me £10 (perhaps in the form of a money off voucher at the megastore, or discounted coach travel)


Forgive me, but I'm struggling to understand what exactly the principle is ... it seems like you want an organisation run by volunteers and which has no external funding to provide a range of benefits, including representation of your views, to you, and you want this as a right, without you being prepared to amke even a minimal financial contribution to that organisation's costs.

if I've misunderstood, please do explain what is the principle you're talking about here...?

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Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000

by Green » 04 Sep 2012 13:43

TBF I'm happy going unrepresented, I don't really yearn for such an organisation to exist.

What does get my goat is STAR claiming to be a body that champions Reading supporter's interests.

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Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000

by General B » 04 Sep 2012 13:51

Nice use of 'get my goat'.

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Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000

by Alexander Litvinenko » 04 Sep 2012 13:52

Green wrote:TBF I'm happy going unrepresented, I don't really yearn for such an organisation to exist.

What does get my goat is STAR claiming to be a body that champions Reading supporter's interests.


FWIW they do, as best they can with the resources and people they have.

But who' to say what "Reading supporters' interests" actually are? Different people support Reading in different ways, and so their "interests" will vary in lots of ways.

What else do you expect STAR to do other than represent the Reading supporters who have joined them and so are participating, even in a small way.

In an ideal world supporters' organisations would be financially supported from within football itself (and this was actually a recommendation of the 1999 Football Task Force) - but this isn't an ideal world, and so what else do you reasonably want?

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Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000

by Green » 04 Sep 2012 14:03

Not really sure Alex. But down with this sort of thing.

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Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000

by glenroyal » 05 Sep 2012 16:13

Green wrote:Not really sure Alex. But down with this sort of thing.


Steady now.

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