Mr Clarke
 
As has been explained to you before, this office does not routinely acknowledge correspondence. Unless your email is returned as undeliverable, you can expect to receive a reply within our published standard of ten working days.
 
My supervision teams are working with the Deputy and they have written to Hugh Jones to confirm the position with the points you raise below. The nub of your allegations, that some £200K has gone missing from your Mother's funds, appears difficult to point, but we have sought further information on expenditure from the Deputy.
 
It is unclear from your correspondence what level of contact your Mother is able to have personally with her Deputy, particularly as you live abroad and most contact and correspondence seems to be with you. I should note that the Deputy is bound by client confidentiality and he is under no obligation to disclose financial information to her family members without her direct and clear consent.
 
I cannot instruct the Deputy to act in one way or another regarding the exchange rate issue you repeatedly raise. He is empowered to act in the best interests of the Client. Given his stated concerns with the level of expenditure and whether the expenditure already provided is your Mother's best interests, exchange rate risk is a lesser consideration. From my information the current montly expenditure runs at approximately £5,500.00 and is not sustainable. I note you have indicated to the Deputy that you are considering a return to the UK to live in the property your Mother already owns. 
 
I have explained to you before the position regarding forensic accounts analysis. You are at liberty to apply to the Court of Protection.
 
If you remain dissatisfied with my response, and in line with our complaints procedure, you may ask a Member of Parliament to refer this case to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, who may choose whether or not to accept your case and investigate further. Their contact details are: Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, Millbank Tower, London SW1P 4QP or on the phone 0345 015 4033.
 
Martin John
Public Guardian & Chief Executive

 

From: Mike Clarke [mailto:mike@rake.net]
Sent: 15 August 2011 14:56
To: John, Martin
Cc: Pellonpera, Eeva
Subject: 2nd email copy

(2 weeks ago we sent you this email on the 030811 & no reply has been received not even an acknowledgement.  I am emailing it to you again because I can see on the internet where several people have in the past sent letters to you that you months later say you did not receive.)
 
150811
 
 
Dear Martin John
 
As usual your reply is a watered down response that clearly does not answer properly the full email listed below in BLUE.
 
In particular I think you are harping on about a previous investigation which clearly there are visible other issue’s raised that are new and the previous investigation does not cover. When you listen to the meeting with Hugh Jones he clearly is obstructive on matters that must be in breach of OPG guidelines so why are you defending his actions?
http://opg.me/hughjonesmeeting180711.mp3
 
Additional, you have not answered yet again the question of being forced to live from an exchange rate that you also failed to answer with a letter to Euro MP Brian Simpson even though you hold a clear copy of a letter fully explaining our position on the 12th January, why is this?
http://opg.me/to%20brian%20simpson%203.pdf
 
You say that deputies are expected to share information requested countlessly by my mother to which you have been fully informed about and though you acknowledge this you go on to harp about a previous investigation to say you find nothing wrong! How dare you? Clearly things are wrong?
You are not supervising the deputy, which is and has been your job! WHY?
 
Clearly to us there is £200,000 missing as in a back calculation the figures do not stack up and without the accounts how can mother prove anything, this is theft, she wants the accounts and the deputy told her to write to you, now you are just sending her around again in merry dance routine effectively “taking the piss”, its a northern expression that shows your making fun of us, when its not a laughing matter.
 
Mr HUGH JONES needs to answer questions that have been asked by my mother and if he will not do that then clearly you do and your not doing any such thing, your just shirking responsibility and passing it back to HUGH JONES, it just will not do.
 
We repeat;
We want accounts for the entire duration of receivership?
Why are you defending a deputy in clear breach of OPG guidlines?
Why will you not answer the question about being forced to live from an exchange rate?
Why in your supervisory capacity are you not SUPERVISING?
We want to bring in Forensic accountants to examine and report on the entire funds/accounts?
Please answer properly this time, stop avoiding the issue’s, PLEASE!
 
Kind regards,
Mike Clarke.
Tel:UK Landline:0044 1614085008
Tel:UK 0044 7523287267
Spain 0034 648522123
31 Cherry Tree Road,
Blackpool FY4 4NS. UK
 
 
Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 1:16 PM
Subject: RE: Your emails dated 2 June and 8 July

Dear Mr Clarke

Deputies are generally expected to share details of their costs, with their Client, upon their request. Mrs Clarke can therefore ask to see relevant costs certificates from Hugh Jones.

Regarding your concerns that some £200k is missing from Mrs Clarke's funds, you will know that my investigations team looked into concerns you raised about the Deputy. The investigation concluded in August 2010. My office found no evidence that the Deputy had acted inappropriately or that any funds were missing.

I should also note that I have no basis to instruct forensic accountants (as per your email to Ms Pellonpera of 26 July 2011). As has been highlighted before, you are at liberty to apply to the Court of Protection for an order discharging the Deputy or another direction you believe to be in your Mother's best interests.

Yours,

Martin John

Public Guardian & Chief Executive


From: mike@rake.net [mailto:mike@rake.net]
Sent: 19 July 2011 10:56
To: John, Martin
Cc: Pellonpera, Eeva
Subject: Re: Your emails dated 2 June and 8 July

Dear Martin John 19/07/11

I find it incredible that your not taking onboard the problem.

The problem has never been, being paid in euros or pounds, the problem is being tied to a UK pound thereby forcing upon us an exchange rate.

Click below to read a copy letter back to Euro MP Brian Simpson dated incidentally to note January 12th and this letter is published on the website you

are so far behind its untrue or is that just a court tactic;

Further to the above our problems worsen with yesterdays meeting with predatory guardian Hugh Jones.

We want to know what his charges were over 10 years since the start of this process.

We also want to know a complete breakdown of spend over the ten years with interest details paid as we have done a back calculation and

find that at least ?200,000 is missing, without the information we will be making a formal complaint to the police, which Hugh Jones has refused to supply information and suggested we contact the court.

At this moment we believe your Office of Predatory Guardians are another example of current ongoing corruption in the UK which will crumble, heads will roll.

A copy of the meeting recorded yesterday with Hugh Jones lasting 1 hour is available on the website click the link below, and I suggest you listen very closely;

http://opg.me/hughjonesmeeting180711.mp3

If my mother cannot claim that she has capacity it is your predatory guardians intention to sell her property to pay his bills.

You are the head, you are the boss, your are and should be accountable and transparent and responsible.

Copies of the current situation is being made public by way of several media outlets and also being forwarded to;

Euro MP Brian Simpson

David Cameron

Kenneth Clarke

John Hemming

Sky News

and others

You will not get away with what your attempting to get away with, whilst I'm alive and further, you might be able to do all these things to other helpless individuals but

I will be constantly on your back with this, what amounts to nothing more than CORRUPTION.

regards,

Mike Clarke.

Tel:UK Landline:00441614085008

Tel:UK 00447523287267

Spain 0034 648522123

-----Original Message-----
From: John, Martin [mailto:Martin.John@publicguardian.gsi.gov.uk]
Sent: Monday, July 18, 2011 05:15 AM
To: 'mike@rake.net'
Subject: Your emails dated 2 June and 8 July


Dear Mr Clarke,

Please find attached letters from Mr John.

Kind regards,

Eeva Pellonpera | Executive Assistant to the Public Guardian

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