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Saturday, December 23, 2006
  Hospital Threatens to Sue MP over letter
It is a new one on me. The University Hospital of North Staffordshire have threatened to sue me (or more precisely their lawyers have threatened to sue me) over a letter I wrote to them.

I wrote to them asking for them to tell those people who have secret medical files that there are secret medical files. They responded by

a) Refusing to write to me and/or talk to me directly and passing the issue to their lawyers
b) Threatening to sue me for the cost of their lawyers giving legal advice

The best thing the hospital could do is to 'fess up and tell people about whom they have been holding secret medical files that they hold those files.

It does, however, raise some quite serious issues that an arm of Government is trying to stop Members of Parliament from raising things with them with the threat of charging them thousands of pounds for the temerity of writing a letter.

They should stop squirming and obey the law.
 
Comments:
Sounds to me like a perfect opportunity to use that parliamentary privilage.

Go on. Name some names!
 
See my speech.
 
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