Deferred application for Archive Service Accreditation (2013-2018) - Suffolk Record Office

Mrs Susan Meadows made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to National Archives

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

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Mrs Susan Meadows

Dear National Archives

Please send me all information held by The National Archives that notes or records in any way the deferment of Suffolk Record Office's application for Archive Service Accreditation – this from the time of the launch of the new standard in 2013, up until the date of Suffolk Record Office's eventual application for accreditation in November/December 2018 (this excluding the application itself).

Yours faithfully

Mrs Susan Meadows

Mrs Susan Meadows

Dear National Archives

I am concerned that you have as yet not acknowledged my request for information, and would be grateful if you could do so.

Yours faithfully

Mrs Susan Meadows

foienquiry, National Archives

Dear Mrs Meadows,

 

Thank you for your enquiry of 4^th March 2019 regarding a review of the
following:

 

…all information held by The National Archives that notes or records in
any way the deferment of Suffolk Record Office's application for Archive
Service Accreditation – this from the time of the launch of the new
standard in 2013, up until the date of Suffolk Record Office's eventual
application for accreditation in November/December 2018 (this excluding
the application itself).

 

We are handling your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and
have given it reference number F0056297.

 

We will respond to you by 1^st April 2019 in accordance with the 20
working-day time period laid down by section 10 of the Act.

 

You can find out more about Freedom of Information on our website:
[1]www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/foi/

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

FOI Assessor           

Freedom of Information Centre

Programme Management Office

The National Archives

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foienquiry, National Archives

Dear Mrs Meadows,

Thank you for your enquiry of 4th March 2019, in which you asked for information held by The National Archives that notes or records in any way the deferment of Suffolk Record Office's application for Archive Service Accreditation at The National Archives.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives you the right to know whether we hold the information you want and to have it communicated to you, subject to any exemptions which may apply.

I am very sorry but we are unable to provide you with a final decision on your request within the 20-day time frame imposed by the Act.

Please let me assure you that this case is still being progressed; we are in the process of assessing information that may fall within the scope of your request and I hope to have an update for you by 8th April 2019.
In the meantime if you have any queries regarding this email please do not hesitate to contact us. Remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Assessor
Freedom of Information Centre
Programme Management Office
The National Archives

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this request, please contact the helpdesk:

via e-mail: By replying to this e-mail
or (020 8876 3444)
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correspondence, as this will assist us in providing you with a
quick response.

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foienquiry, National Archives

7 Atodiad

Dear Mrs Meadows,

 

Thank you for your enquiry of 4^th March 2019, in which you asked for
information held by The National Archives that notes or records in any way
the deferment of Suffolk Record Office's application for Archive Service
Accreditation.

 

Your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act
2000. The FOI Act gives you the right to know whether we hold the
information you want and to have it communicated to you, subject to any
exemptions which may apply.

 

I can confirm that The National Archives holds information relevant to
your request.

 

We are pleased to be able to provide this information to you and have
enclosed it with this response.

 

Please note that Archive Service Accreditation was launched in 2013, with
an initial 4 year roll-out period for the programme. An expected timetable
was set for applications for Archive Service Accreditation by Places of
Deposit. These services could submit their applications throughout this
period, with final submissions made by the end of 2017” as we moved on
between 2013 and 2017 to recognise we’d have a lot of submissions in late
2017 that wouldn’t be assessed in year. It was only when we hadn’t had a
submission by year end that we considered it an extension.

 

Some of the information is covered by the exemption at section 40(2) of
the FOIA. Section 40 exempts personal information about a ‘third party’
(someone other than the requester), if revealing it would breach the terms
of Data Protection Legislation. Data Protection Legislation prevents
personal information from release if it would be unfair or at odds with
the reason why it was collected, or where the subject had officially
served notice that releasing it would cause them damage or distress.
Personal information must be processed lawfully, fairly and in a
transparent manner as set out by Art. 5 of the General Data Protection
Regulation (GDPR).

 

Section 41 (1) of the Act exempts information if (a) it was obtained by
the public authority from any other person (including another public
authority), and (b) the disclosure of the information to the public
(otherwise than under the Act) by the public authority holding it would
constitute a breach of confidence actionable by that or any other person.

 

The information contained in the record/ extract relates to information
that was given in confidence, the release of which could be actionable in
court. Although, for the purposes of the FOI Act, section 41 is an
absolute exemption, I can confirm that we have taken into account the
public interest defence test inherent within the common law duty of
confidence in reaching this decision.

 

For further information about why this exemption has been applied, please
see the explanatory Annex at the end of this letter.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request or the decision
that has been reached, you have the right to ask for an internal review.
Internal review requests must be submitted within two months of the date
of this response and should be addressed to:

 

Quality Manager

Programme Management Office

The National Archives

Kew

Richmond

Surrey

TW9 4DU

[email address]

 

Please mark your complaint clearly. You have the right to ask the
Information Commissioner (ICO) to investigate any aspect of your
complaint. However, please note that the ICO is likely to expect internal
complaints procedures to have been exhausted before beginning her
investigation.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

FOI Assessor

Freedom of Information Centre

Programme Management Office

The National Archives

 

EXPLANATORY ANNEX

 

Your request in full

 

Please send me all information held by The National Archives that notes or
records in any way the deferment of Suffolk Record Office's application
for Archive Service Accreditation â€[1][JV1] “ this from the time of the
launch of the new standard in 2013, up until the date of Suffolk Record
Office's eventual application for accreditation in November/December 2018
(this excluding the application itself).

 

 

 

General guidance

 

You may also find the following links useful

Information held for the purposes of FOIA

[2]http://ico.org.uk/for_organisations/guid...
 

 

If you would like to contact us again regarding
this request, please contact the helpdesk:

via e-mail: By replying to this e-mail
or (020 8876 3444)
Remember to quote your call reference number: F0056297 in any
correspondence, as this will assist us in providing you with a
quick response.

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