Monday, April 16, 2007

MOD request refused

Freedom of Information requests seem to tell me a lot of information even if nothing is given to me.

A few weeks ago I sent a request off to the Ministry of Defence asking them for the advice given to the Minister of Defence regarding mothballing half the ships in the navy.

I received a response back today and it seems they are being deliberately shifty. Their response was The term ‘mothballing’ is not used by the MOD, therefore, no information is held in regard to your request.”

So there you go. I was stopped by a technicality. Brilliant. What word instead of mothballing do the MoD use? Is it restructuring or is it some other politically friendly word?

4 comments:

alanorei said...

Try 'Outphasing.'

May be neither pc nor official but I think it is accurate.

youdontknowme said...

Thanks Alan

Bag said...

Decommissioning is a nice MoD term.

youdontknowme said...

They responded to me and said that I have to ask about the readiness. It seems that they don't get 'mothballed', 'outphased' or anything else. They call it reducing their readiness.