Thursday, March 21, 2013

Polite? Constructive? Request to meet with Minister Mark Hoban 10/2012

Hi Marika,

Thank you for getting back to me so quickly, its much appreciated. As this is such an important issue for sick and disabled people I wonder if it would be possible to arrange a meeting at the Minister's convenience please? I will be able to arrange funding and support from the disabled community to attend.

Best wishes,
Kaliya


Subject: RE: Meeting with Kaliya Franklin
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:11:17 +0100
From: DIARY.MINISTER.EMPLOYMENT@DWP.GSI.GOV.UK
To: peekay755@hotmail.com

Hi Kaliya
 
Many thanks for your email.  Unfortunately the Minister will not be in London on 14th November as it's the parliamentary recess so is not able to meet with you and sends his apologies.
 
Kind regards
 
Marika
 
Marika Fawcett
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From: Kali franklin [mailto:peekay755@hotmail.com]
Sent: 24 October 2012 09:48
To: Diary Minister for Employment
Subject: Meeting with Kaliya Franklin
Kaliya Franklin
**Address removed**


Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your phone call yesterday, as discussed I'm writing to request a meeting with the Minister for Employment, Mark Hoban to discuss some key issues with the Work Capability Assessment. This would be an additional meeting to the positive and productive meetings at Conservative conference earlier this month with Esther McVey and Iain Duncan Smith, to cover areas within the remit of the Minister for Employment.

The three main points I hope to discuss are in relation to Employment Support Allowance; that of the descriptors, the norms and the further medical evidence processess. In particular the problems specific to each of those areas and what potential solutions can be introduced to improve the accuracy and performance and value for money of the WCA.

I would be ever so grateful if the Minister could please spare me some time to discuss this. As a disabled person who is reliant on benefits it can be very difficult both practically and financially for me to travel to London. However, I will be in London on the afternoon of November 14th funded by a charity to contribute to an event for the APPG on disability and hope it is not terribly cheeky to ask if the Minister could see me that day? Although I am a campaigner I am housetrained,  and won't behave badly as am hoping for a constructive discussion not an argument or protest visit...I do have an embarassing tendency to spill tea though!

Yours faithfully,

Kaliya Franklin
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3 comments:

Alis said...

A belly laugh of the afternoon re you being house trained, but sometimes spill your tea;-)))))

Anonymous said...

I'm quaking in my boots having read that. Can totally understand why Hobarn feels too intimidated to meet Spartacus.

What a joke! But hats off to you for your persistence.

cogidubnus said...

Ah but I'm waiting for the denouement - there is surely more to come - this lady's usually got a lot up her sleeve, so to speak...

C'mon Kali, tell us the rest!

All the best

Dave