24 March 2011
Mr Ken Underwood
Dear Mr Underwood
Freedom of Information: Right to know request
Thank you for your request for information which Ofcom received on 24 February 2011.
I am writing to advise you that the time limit for responding to your request for
information needs to be extended. It is occasionally necessary to extend the 20 working
day time limit for issuing a response. In this case, this is because the information
requested must be considered under one of the exemptions which exempt Ofcom from
releasing the information, to which a public interest test applies. The exemption concerned
is in section 31 of the Freedom of Information Act, which deals with law enforcement and
the functions of a public authority. This extra time is needed in order to make a
determination as to the public interest in releasing the information.
We are also considering your request under the Environmental Information Regulations
I hope to let you have a response as soon as possible.
If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please remember to quote the
reference number above in any future communications.
If you are unhappy with the response or level of service you have received in relation to your request from Ofcom, you may
ask for an internal review. If you ask us for an internal review of our decision, it will be treated as a formal complaint and will
be subject to an independent review within Ofcom. We will acknowledge the complaint and inform you of the date by which
you might expect to be told the outcome.
The following outcomes are possible:
• the original decision is upheld; or
• the original decision is reversed or modified.
If you wish to exercise your right to an internal review you should contact us within two months of the date of this
. There is no statutory deadline for undertaking internal reviews and it will depend upon the complexity of the case.
However, we aim to conclude all such reviews within 20 working days, and up to 40 working days in exception cases. We will
keep you informed of the progress of any such review. If you wish to request an internal review, you should contact:
The Secretary to the Corporation
2a Southwark Bridge Road
London SE1 9HA
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information
Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
Information Commissioner’s Office