Acess to Data Bases

CA Purkis made this Freedom of Information request to Home Office

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The request was refused by Home Office.

Dear Home Office,

Please could you provide me with a list of government departments and other organisations that the UKBA caseworkers use to check information regarding visa applicants.

For purposes of clarity - what access do Home Office employees have to other government organisations. For example - a caseworker would have access to marital records to check that an applicant's marriage is legitimate etc.
What other organisations do they have access to;
Department of Work and Pensions?
etc.
Which employees at the UKBA have access to these databases?

Yours faithfully,

CA Purkis

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Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), Home Office

Dear C A Purkis

Re: Acess to Data Bases (171125)

Thank you for your recent e mail concerning the above matter. We are dealing with your enquiry and will respond shortly.

Regards

Information Access Team
Home Office

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Dear Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ),

As I have not received the information I requested in the stipulated time, I am seeking an internal review and would like the information provided to me at the earliest possible convenience!

Yours sincerely,

CA Purkis

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), Home Office

Thank you for contacting the UK Border Agency Freedom of Information Team.

The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 provides public access to any
recorded information held by public authorities
If you have submitted a valid FoI request, we will acknowledge your
request within 24 hours, and aim to provide the information requested
within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act.

The Act does not give people access to their own personal data
(information about themselves). If you require information that a public
authority holds about you, you must make a Subject Access Request under
the Data Protection Act 1998. You can find further details on how to do
make a Subject Access Request by following the link below:
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/naviga...

We are unable to respond to other types of immigration enquiries or
general correspondence. For further information please visit our
comprehensive website at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk.

Freedom of Information Act Policy Team
UK Border Agency

 

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Dear Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ),
I have had no response to my request for an internal review on the above request. Could you kindly acknowledge my request within 24 hours as stated in your letter above.

Under the Freedom of Information Act, you have already legally neglected to provide me with the information I requested within the stipulated period. I look forward to hearing from you within 24 hours to tell me when you aim to provide me with the information I requested.

Yours sincerely,

CA Purkis

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), Home Office

Thank you for contacting the UK Border Agency Freedom of Information Team.

The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 provides public access to any
recorded information held by public authorities
If you have submitted a valid FoI request, we will acknowledge your
request within 24 hours, and aim to provide the information requested
within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act.

The Act does not give people access to their own personal data
(information about themselves). If you require information that a public
authority holds about you, you must make a Subject Access Request under
the Data Protection Act 1998. You can find further details on how to do
make a Subject Access Request by following the link below:
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/naviga...

We are unable to respond to other types of immigration enquiries or
general correspondence. For further information please visit our
comprehensive website at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk.

Freedom of Information Act Policy Team
UK Border Agency

 

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FOI Requests, Home Office

CA Purkis,

Thank you for contacting the Home Office. In regards to your email of 12th September 2013, we will be treating your request as a Time Complaint. Under the laws of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Home Office has until 10th October 2013 to respond to your request.

The Time Complaint will be carried out by K.Clough. Please feel free to contact us if you do not hear from us after the deadline date.

S. Adams
FOI TEAM
Information Services Centre
2 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DF

E - [Home Office request email]

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Dear FOI Requests,

You state that you will be treating my request as a Time Complaint. You state that under the laws of the Freedom of Information Act, you have until the 10th October 2013 to respond to my request. Please could you tell me what a Time Complaint is? Could you also please refer me to the specific extract of the Freedom of Information Act which gives you a further 26 days to answer my request after my original request on the 1st August 2013?

Yours sincerely,

CA Purkis

Yours sincerely,

CA Purkis

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Wayne Pearsall left an annotation ()

CA:

The Home Office have two Internal Review processess.

1) = Time Complaint
2) = Review of response.

1 just confirms that their response is late.

2 goes through a full report of the response to which your complaining.

CA Purkis left an annotation ()

There is a provision for giving them a further 20 days if they feel they might require it in order to consider whether or nt to refuse a request. I was just wondering if that's what they were doing? Thanks for clearing that upWayne. I think they have to give me reasons as to why they might consider refusing it, so I'm guessing its not this.

Information Access, Home Office

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Dear C A Purkis,

 

Please find attached a reply to your Time Complaint.

 

Kind regards

K. Clough | Information Management Services | Finance & Corporate Services
Group | Lower Ground Floor | Seacole Building | Home Office | 2 Marsham
Street | London SW1P 4DF

 

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Dear Sir/Madam

 

Please find attached the reply to your FOI enquiry.

 

Kind regards

FOI Team

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Wayne Pearsall left an annotation ()

hmmm, what a joke.... lol. Absolute joke...

CA Purkis left an annotation ()

Isn't it just?

CA Purkis left an annotation ()

The more they refuse me - the stronger my case becomes.