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Re: [IPk] letters to BDA

In message <l03130307b4c6fcf628ef@[]>, John Neale
<email @ redacted> writes
>>I think that the letters we send, and the replies we receive are
>>private, so we can't share the information - but if any of us receives,
>>or hears about anything in the public domain (such as a press clipping
>>where a trustee is saying how marvellous it is that little Jimmy has a
>>pump, or that a cure for diabetes is the only thing worth investing
>>research money into) the could they notify the list?
>I don't think that's true, Pat. You are writing to these people publicly,
>in their capacity as trustees of a charity - this is emphasised by
>addressing it c/o BDA - and as such they should regard their replies as
>being potentially in the public domain. MP's always understand that letters
>they write to their constituents can be published without seeking further
The Charity Commission agrees with you, John.  Perhaps this is why no-
one has replied to me.  I have not even had an acknowledgement card of
the 'thank you for your letter, I've noted your views' card.

Best wishes,
Pat Reynolds
email @ redacted
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