A long list of excuses.
Just another one to concatenate to a very long list of ICO excuses...
"We lost your complaint".
"We are not adequately funded".
"We don't have any enforcement powers".
"We are not IT experts".
"It was only a technical offence".
"There was implied consent for this processing (the processing no one was informed about)".
"It was a small scale trial".
"The solicitor with the Rolls Royce and Surrey mansion house told us he has no money to pay a fine, so we let him off with a £1 fine".
"The GPRS doesn't apply so 5p per offence is the best we can do"
"We are going to fine the crooks! Unlimited cash! (but lets not rush into it eh? we have agreed to an extension so they can suggest a better excuse we can use)".