Thought I'd give this a go through FoI Act, but to no avail. Perhaps I'll try through my MP . . .
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request on 15th November. You asked:
Germany is regarded as the only European nation that can solve the EU’s economic problems and its economic model is held in high regard. The German expression “Arbeit Macht Frei“means "work sets you free" or "work liberates”. Mr. Duncan-Smith in particular has been promoting an identical philosophy based on work being both
physically and mentally beneficial. Do you/does he feel that the sentiments contained in this expression could be applied to his current objectives and policies?
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 was introduced to bring about more openness and accountability within public authorities.
The Act gives two related rights which came into force from 1 January 2005
· The right to be told whether information exists
· The right to receive that information
As your request does not ask for any recorded information, we are unable to answer your request.
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 was not introduced to give opinions or views.
If you would like more information on any specific Government matter, please contact your local MP.
If you have any queries about this letter please contact me quoting the reference number above.
DWP Central FoI Team