Transactions over £25,000 from February 2019

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Thank you for publishing your spend data here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio.... However, I notice that you haven't published any spending data since January 2019.

I'd like to make a request under the Freedom of Information act for all transactions over £25,000 from February 2019 to a month in arrears from the date at which you publish in response to this request.

Please provide the data in a machine readable format (preferably csv). As a minimum, please make sure to include the date, value and recipient of each transaction. Please also provide details on the procurement category of each transaction if you have it.

Your team may also be interested in the guidance on producing spending data:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio....

For the avoidance of doubt, I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act. I await your response within 20 working days.

Yours Faithfully,

Dora Homoki

Spend Network

MOJ Finance Queries, Legal Aid Agency

1 Atodiad

Dear Ms. Homoki

 

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act. Reference
Number: 190717009

 

Please see attached our response to your request.

 

 

Kind Regards

 

Financial Reporting, Transactions and Governance Team

MoJ Group Finance

 

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Legal Aid Agency,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

Dear Ministry of Justice,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

Dear Sir or Madam,

On 17 July 2019, I sent you an FOI request for your expenditure over £25,000 from February 2019 to present. It was allocated the reference 190717009.

On 8 August 2019, you refused my request citing Section 22 of the FOI Act as grounds for an exemption.

However, the guidance for publishing spend data for government departments states:
2.10 Spend is to be published one month in arrears, ie by the last working day of the month following the month to which the data relates. If the data is available before the end of the month, it should be published as soon as the department has cleared it for release. This data is to be published in individual monthly files.
2.11 You should not hold up the publication of your data where you have unresolved individual queries. You should publish the cleared data within the publication timescales, and amend the data at a later date if necessary. See section 2.5 for further detail on applying redactions to the data.

Please see here for more details: https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio....

This means that the data should already be published. For this reason, I would like to request an Internal Review of the initial response to my Freedom of Information request.

Please also take note of this decision notice from the ICO on the use of Section 22 of the FOI Act in these circumstances: https://ico.org.uk/media/action-weve-tak...

I await your response within 20 working days.

Yours Faithfully,

Dora Homoki

Spend Network