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DWP Central Freedom of Information Team
Annex A 
 
e-mail: freedom-of-information-re
 
[email address]
 
Our Ref: FOI 0326
 
 

DATE   08 February 2012
Annex A 
Dear Frank Zola, 
 
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request which we received on 25 January 2012. In 
that request, you asked: 
 
     
I want the names of the placement providers for Mandatory Work Activity during 
the last six months in: 
      
CPA 1, CPA 2, and CPA 3; and if within your fees for CPA 4, CPA 5, and CPA 6; 
and if within your fees for CPA 7, CPA 8, and CPA 9; and if within your fees for 
CPA 10 and CPA 11 for your successful bidders  
http://www.dwp.gov.uk/supplying-dwp/what-we-buy/welfare-to-work-services/notices-to-
providers/mandatory-work-activity-preferred.shtml 

 
 
The information you request is being withheld under Section 43 of the FOI Act which relates to 
the commercial interests of both the Department and those delivering services on our behalf. I 
consider that the exemption applies because it is intended to protect the ability of the 
Department to obtain goods or services on the best possible commercial terms and to protect 
the legitimate commercial interests of our suppliers. I maintain that the information you seek 
falls into this category. 
 
As required by the Act in respect of the Section 43 exemption, I have also considered whether 
the balance of the public interest comes down in favour of not complying with your request. I 
consider that there is no overarching public interest argument in favour of releasing this 
information for the following reasons: 
 
The release of the information as requested could potentially damage the commercial interests 
of organisations providing work placements and inhibit or limit the ability of the Department to 
obtain the best services to help people make the transition into work.  
If you have any queries about this letter please contact me quoting the reference number 
above.   
Yours sincerely,  
 
 
DWP Central FoI Team 

 
 
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