|Department of Health|
|MEDICINES CONTROL AGENCY|
|Market Towers 1 Nine Elms Lane London SW8 5NQ|
|Telephone 0171-273 0600|
|Facsimile 0171- 273 0737||.|
|12 March 1999|
Dear Mr Medawar,
My letter of 12 February promised that I would send a final reply relating to the information about CSM which was the subject of your complaint to the Ombudsman no later than Monday 15 March.
I have reviewed the information which the MCA has prepared. Whilst the OPCA expects us to release original edited documents (such as minutes) wherever possible, I have concluded that the release of the edited minutes is not the most effective way of dealing with this matter since it would render the information virtually meaningless.
I have therefore decided that we should prepare summaries of the disclosable information from these minutes and very much regret that it will take a little longer to complete this than I promised in my earlier letter. I am sorry for this delay and apologise for the inconvenience. I shall write again as soon as possible.
I am copying this letter to the OPCA
|Head of Executive Support|
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