Mae hwn yn fersiwn HTML o atodiad i'r cais Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 'Atos FFW recommendations overturned by DWP 10/08 – 02/11'.

To J Newman   
C/o [Cais Rhyddid Gwybodaeth e-bost #106444 ] 
 
 
 
 
DWP Central Freedom of Information Team 
 
e-mail: [E-bost cais Adran Gwaith a Phensiynau] 
 
Our Ref:3068-IR162  
 
DATE 26 June 2012 
 
Dear J Newman, 
 
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request that was received by the Department for 
Work and Pensions (DWP) Adelphi on 19 March 2012 and forwarded on 21 March for 
response by the DWP Medical Services Contracts Correspondence Team (MSCCT) Freedom 
of Information (FoI) Internal Reviewing Officer (IRO).  
 
In your email you asked to be provided with information answering the following questions:- 
 
Dear Department for Work and Pensions, 
 
Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews. 
      
I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work and Pensions's handling of 
my FOI request 'Atos FFW recommendations overturned by DWP 10/08 – 02/11'. 
      
I have requested very straightforward information that should be part of DWP's routine MIS. It 
appears only now after 4 weeks that you have discovered a particular member of staff is N/A. 
The fact that you need more time I am afraid is just not acceptable.     

 
The MSCCT IRO has read your letter and accepted this as a request for an Internal Review in 
order that the handling of your request was dealt with appropriately. 
Your request ‘'Atos FFW recommendations overturned by DWP 10/08 – 02/11' (VTR 2926-
73518) was received by the Department on 18 February 2012 
The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act allows 20 working days from date of receipt of the 
request in which to respond. MSCCT endeavour to answer promptly and no later than the 20 
day deadline, unless the deadline is extended to consider if an exemption applies.   
The 20 working day deadline for the original request was 19 March and it is noted that the 
response was issued to you via the What Do They Know website on 18 May, and for this 
Internal Review it was 18 April.  In this instance, the Department has failed to respond within 
the 20 working days and MSCCT apologise for the delay in replying to your original request. 
 

In reviewing your request the MSCCT FOI IRO upholds your complaint as the Department 
failed to respond to both your original request and provide you with the reasons for the delay in 
responding within 20 days. You may be aware, the Freedom of Information Act in England 
does not set a required time limit for answering a "review request" in the same way it does for 
the initial requests to be responded to and it is therefore up to public authorities to address the 
need to conduct reviews within a reasonable timescale, but delays in this case have occurred 
and a response to this request for an Internal Review could not be completed, until such time 
as a response to the original request was completed and issued. The delay in issuing this 
response was due to increased work volumes. 
If you have any queries about this response, please contact me quoting the reference number 
above.   
 
Yours sincerely,  
 
 
DWP Central FoI Team 
 
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Your right to complain under the Freedom of Information Act 
 
If you are not happy with this response you may request an internal review by e-mailing freedom-of-information-
[email address] 
or by writing to DWP, Central FoI Team, Caxton House, Tothill Street, SW1H 9NA. Any 
review request should be submitted within two months of the date of this letter.  
 
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review you may apply directly to the Information 
Commissioner’s Office for a decision. Generally the Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you 
have exhausted our own complaints procedure. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: 
The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 5AF 
www.ico.gov.uk