Answer to a parliamentary question about Leasehold Valuation Tribunals … 189 irrelevant documents

Yesterday in the Commons, Sir Peter Bottomley asked the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he last met people connected with improving the operation of the law relating to leaseholder disputes and access to the Leaseholder Valuation Tribunal.

The reply civil servants supplied to Housing Minister Mark Prisk was an internet link to 189 irrelevant documents. LKP spent an hour wading through the dross to find that eight referred to 137 meetings attended by the Secretary of State.

But none of these meetings was linked to LVTs and leaseholder disputes, which is  the issue Sir Peter raised.

It seems even Parliament cannot cut through the public sector gloop to discover more about this incredibly powerful, expensive and virtually secret tribunal service.