FOI guidelines

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Northern Ireland Office,

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act.

My request relates to how the Department processes FOI requests, as well as the training it receives when handling FOI requests.

I would like to request the following information:

(1) Please provide all guidelines and related documents that are used when processing FOI requests. I expect this to include all guidelines and related documents that are used when refusing requests, as well as documents relating to updates on FOI case law.

(2) Please provide all FOI training materials that the Department holds. I expect this to include guidelines, briefings, and such documents, including presentation slides.

Please also provide the following information:

(3) Please indicate how frequently the Department trains its staff in relation to FOI. Please indicate who provides the FOI training, and please indicate when they held training sessions (in the past three calendar years). Please also provide copies of their training materials.

(4) If the FOI training is outsourced, please indicate who provides the FOI training, and please indicate when they held training sessions (in the past three calendar years). Please also provide copies of their training materials.

I would like to receive this information in an electronic format. If you feel that a substantive response to this request is not possible within a reasonable time frame, I would be grateful if you could contact me and provide assistance as to how I can refine the request. If you need any clarification, please contact me. I look forward to receiving a response in 20 working days. Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Jenna Corderoy

FOI, Northern Ireland Office

1 Atodiad

Dear Ms Corderoy, 
Please see the attached letter of acknowledgement in respect of your FOI
request to the Northern Ireland Office, reference FOI/20/40.
Many Thanks
Freedom of Information Team

FOI, Northern Ireland Office

3 Atodiad

Dear Ms Corderoy,  
Please see the attached letter of response in respect of your FOI request,
reference FOI/20/40.
Many thanks
Freedom of Information Team