Having been unable to expose the illegal dealings of HSBC and having been informed by Registry Trust (Ministry of Justice) that they would not supply me with public domain information and that I needed to appeal in the county court I asked my local MP Amber Rudd ( Tory, background in banking) to intervene. I really did not think it should be necessary to apply to the court for what seemed to me a simple question of public information. This is Amber Rudd’s letter to me.
Here is Registry Trust’s reply to Amber Rudd, informing her that I should appeal in the county court.
And here is a rather patronising letter from Lord McNally, Minister of State for Justice, in the absence of the Lord Chancellor, to Amber Rudd. I was well aware of the regulations. I felt as though I was being patted on the head and told to run along, when in fact I was trying to expose widespread illegal activity by Europe’s largest bank. It may also be relevant that three months later the bank’s chairman was made a peer and two months after that became Minister of State for Trade.
In the circumstances I had no alternative but to appeal in the county court.