Pupil Data: requests made to the Department for Education for Home Office access to NPD data

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Dear Home Office FOI,

under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act, please can you provide copies of all original requests made to, including those fulfilled by, the Department for Education from the Home Office since January 2012 for pupil data to today's date.

The Home Office has received pupil data at individual level. Not all were fulfilled. Please confirm whether each request was for an individual, or for mutliple individuals, and the total quantity of individuals data were requested for and provided, on each of the approved request occasions.

This should include the the original request and fulfillment date, the volume of data requested and granted, the types of data (by each field) requested and exchanged, and for what purposes they were stated to be used.

I understand there may be redactions for specific personal data contained in the documents.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,
Jen Persson

FOI Requests,

Ms Persson,

Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request.

This has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 41221). We will aim to send you a full response by 25/10/2016 which is twenty working days from the date we received your request.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you,

P. Zebedee
FOI Requests
Home Office

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Dear FOI Requests,
please can you respond as soon as possible now that the 20 days time limit is overdue?

Many thanks.

Sincerely,
Jen Persson

Immigration Enforcement FOI PQ,

1 Atodiad

Dear Ms Persson

 

Please see the attached in regard to your Freedom of Information request.

 

Regards

 

Immigration Enforcement

Freedom of Information & Parliamentary Questions Team

 

 

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Immigration Enforcement FOI PQ,

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Dear Ms Persson

 

Please see the attached response to your Freedom of Information request.

 

Regards

 

Immigration Enforcement

Freedom of Information & Parliamentary Questions Team

 

 

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Gadawodd Fiona Nicholson anodiad ()

Hmm: "All cases within these requests are i) dependant(s) of a parent/guardian who is suspected of an offence under section 24 or 24A of the Immigration Act 1971 or section 35 of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants) Act 2004 has been, or is being committed, or ii) the child in question is an unaccompanied minor and the Home Office has lost contact with the child giving rise to concerns over their wellbeing."

Dear Immigration Enforcement FOI PQ,
thank you for your reply. Following your recommendation that the request has been declined in the format asked due to cost and that I could narrow the request, please find attached the original FOI adjusted accordingly.

Please can you provide copies of the original request (one group of 506, plus one urgent) made to the Department for Education from the Home Office in only April 2016, refered to your material already provided.
This should include the original request date, the volume of data requested and granted, the types of data (by each field) requested and exchanged, and for what purposes they were stated to be used.

I understand there may be redactions for specific personal data contained in the documents but hope this is minimal given that I ask for the request, not the returned file.

Please also confirm the file statement that there was one request in October 2013 for 341 individuals, then nothing until January 2016. See also reference by Nick Gibb in PQ 48635, to help understand whether the monthly returns began in July 2015 or onln in January 2016. "Between July 2015 and September 2016, the Home Office has made requests of DfE data on 25 occasions." (see ref: http://www.parliament.uk/business/public... )

Thank you for your time and consideration.
Yours sincerely,
Jen Persson

FOI Requests,

Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request.

This has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 41814). We will aim to send you a full response by 12/12/16 which is twenty working days from the date we received your request.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you,

R Patel
FOI Requests
Home Office

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Immigration Enforcement FOI PQ,

2 Atodiad

Dear Ms Persson

 

Please see the attached response to your Freedom of Information request.

 

Regards

 

Immigration Enforcement

Freedom of Information & Parliamentary Questions Team

 

 

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Gadawodd Fiona Nicholson anodiad ()

Is the Memorandum of Understanding between the Home Office & the Department for Education easily accessible online anywhere?

Gadawodd Owen Boswarva anodiad ()

Not so far. SchoolsWeek (and no doubt others) have requested the MoU under FOI but DfE have not yet released it.

http://schoolsweek.co.uk/investigation-w...

Gadawodd Fiona Nicholson anodiad ()

OK thanks, so the Schools Week request is overdue, but hasn't been refused yet?

Gadawodd Owen Boswarva anodiad ()

Yes, currently DfE's response is only overdue. Here's another article today from Schools Week's reporter:

http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/edu...

Dear Immigration Enforcement FOI PQ,
thank you for the reponse. Please may I ask for the complete information requested on November 10:

"copies of the original request (one group of 506, plus one urgent) made to the Department for Education from the Home Office in only April 2016, refered to your material already provided.

"This should include the original request date, the volume of data requested and granted, the types of data (by each field) requested and exchanged, and for what purposes they were stated to be used."

So that should be a copy of the original file - rather than the blank template supplied and include the types of data including each field name requested and each exchanged.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,
Jen Persson

Immigration Enforcement FOI PQ,

2 Atodiad

Dear Ms Persson

 

Please see the attached response to your follow up request.

 

Regards

 

 

Immigration Enforcement

Freedom of Information & Parliamentary Questions Team

 

 

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Dear Home Office,
I am writing to request an internal review of Home Office's handling of my FOI request 'Pupil Data: requests made to the Department for Education for Home Office access to NPD data' reference 41814.

The original request was narrowed, at the Department request based on cost and time, to provide copies of all original requests made to, including those fulfilled by, the Department for Education from the Home Office since January 2012 for pupil data to today's date.

I asked for the original request and fulfillment date of requests, the volume of data requested and granted, the types of data (by each field) requested and exchanged, and for what purposes they were stated to be used. I did not ask for the actual personal data exchanged and stated that I understood this would be redacted if contained on the same forms.

None of the information I requested is therefore exempt from disclosure under section 40(2) of the FOI Act, because of the condition at section 40(3)(a)(i) because I expressly said I did not want personal data contained in the forms.

The field names of the data exchanged, and the volume granted are not personal data. Neither are the fulfillment date of requests, the volume of data requested and granted, the types of data (by each field) requested and exchanged, and for what purposes they were stated to be used.

This therefore does not exempt the Department from providing the information requested and that you hold.

This exemption has therefore been incorrectly applied, I appeal the refusal and request that it is met as soon as possible to meet your legal obligations of this Freedom of Information request made on September 27, 2016.

Given that no other exemption has been applied, we conclude there is none that is relevant, absolute or otherwise and as such there is no need to even apply a Public Interest test. The requested information should simply be provided by return.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Sincerely,
Jen Persson

FOI Requests,

Dear Jen Persson,

Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request for an Internal Review.

This has been assigned to a caseworker (retaining case ref 41814). We will aim to send you a full response by 25/01/17 which is twenty working days from the date we received your request.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you,

A Callaghan
FOI Requests
Home Office

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Dear Immigration Enforcement FOI PQ,
Please can you provide the data requested following request for internal review on December 22, from the original delayed response to the request made on September 27, 2016.

The Information Commissioner Office guidelines suggest that in no case should the total time taken for an internal exceed 40 working days.

If you are still conducting the review, please provide an estimated date by which the public interest test will be completed.

Thank you.
Yours sincerely,
Jen Persson

FOI Responses,

Dear Ms Persson,

 

Thank you for your email of 10 March which has been passed to me to
respond.  You have drawn our attention to the Information Commissioner’s
guidelines on timely completion of internal reviews.

 

Although we always aim to complete all our internal reviews within a
maximum of 40 working days, this is not always possible despite our best
efforts, and regrettably that has been the case in this instance.  Please
accept my apologies for the delay in responding.

 

Whilst I cannot provide an exact time-frame as to when the review will be
completed, I can confirm that your request is still being actively
considered and that we will look to issue our response just as soon as we
are in a position to do so.

 

Your patience in this matter is very much appreciated.

 

Yours sincerely

 

R Taylor

Information Rights Team

HOME OFFICE

 

 

 

 

 

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FOI Responses,

1 Atodiad

Dear Ms Persson,

 

Please see attached our completed internal review into the handling of
your above-referenced FOI request.

 

Thank you very much for your patience in this matter.

 

Yours sincerely

 

R Taylor

Information Rights Team

HOME OFFICE

 

 

 

 

 

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