Barrister Keith Gordon was concerned that Parliament was misled during the committee stages of the Finance Act 2008 when the rule in Sharkey v Wernher was legislated.

He made a formal complaint on 22 February 2009.  That and a chaser in March were ignored.  In April 2009, he asked the Treasury (under the Freedom of Information Act) how many other such complaints have been ignored.  That request at least generated a response: he was told that his 22 February letter would be responded to "shortly".

Today, he has been given an assurance that the response will be with him by 5 February 2010. That's a mere 49 weeks after the original complaint was made...