Dear Child Maintenance Service,
With reference to your response made to VTR0103 you say the following:
"Your request was a follow-up to FOI 5068 where we had previously advised
that the Information Commissioner confirmed that DWP was entitled to
withhold some information in relation to Information Gathering.
The ICO has also confirmed that elements of the Policy Law and Decision
Making Guidance is exempt under Section 36 (2) (C) of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. "
In relation to the alleged exemption from disclosure please provide the following:
- The Freedom of Information request or correspondence that prompted the DWP to contact the ICO in relation to this issue.
- The complete correspondence sent to the ICO by the DWP in relation to this issue.
- The complete correspondence received by return from the ICO to the DWP.
This is an automated confirmation that your request for information has
been accepted by the DWP FoI mailbox.
By the next working day your request will be forwarded to the relevant
information owner within the Department who will respond to you direct.
If your email is a Freedom of Information request you can normally
expect a response within 20 working days.
Should you have any further queries in connection with this request do
please contact us.
For further information on the Freedom of Information Act within DWP
please click on the link below.
Please find attached our reply to your recent Freedom of Information
DWP Freedom of Information Team
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