Dear Liverpool John Moores University,

This request concerns the Area Information System. It was a project run from Liverpool Polytechnic in about 1985. It worked with civil servants from many departments to build a mainframe database of public sector spending, housing, school performance and other information.

Please send me:

* any summary document about the project, detailing its scope, its succeses and effects.

* a list of information, such as documents and databases, that you still hold about the project.

Yours faithfully,

Francis Irving

Sutcliffe, Lynn, Liverpool John Moores University

Dear Mr Irving

Thank you for your email. The University will respond to your request under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act.

If you have any queries in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards
Lynn

Lynn Sutcliffe
Liverpool John Moores University

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Sutcliffe, Lynn, Liverpool John Moores University

Dear Mr Irving

I would be grateful if you could provide any further information to assist the University with responding to your request. It would be helpful if you could identify the academic area or a name associated with the project.

Although you are not obliged under the act, it might also be helpful for our search if you could provide some background information about your request.

I look forward to your response to enable the University to respond to your request as accurately as possible.

Kind regards
Lynn

Lynn Sutcliffe
Liverpool John Moores University

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Dear Sutcliffe, Lynn,

Sorry for my delay in replying to you with additional information about my FOI request for documents about the "Area Information System" project.

The project was initially called the "Capital Planning Project" in 1983 and the Committee the included Gilbert Jones (Polytechnic Finance Officer), Cllr John Linden (Chairman of Governors),Cllr Keva Coombes (Leader Merseyside County Council), and Des McConaghy (who ran the project).

They started in 1983 with a budget of £44,395 largely from the then Manpower Services Commission with some
Merseyside County Council grants.

The project was in the process of registering as a charity when it had to be cancelled a couple of years later, due to rules changes at the DTI which prevented it accessing the information it used.

Hope that helps a bit!

Yours sincerely,

Francis Irving

Sutcliffe, Lynn, Liverpool John Moores University

Please note that I am currently out of the office and will respond to your email on my return.

If you need assistance please telephone 0151 231 3550 or email [Liverpool John Moores University request email] / [email address]

Thank you
Lynn

Sutcliffe, Lynn, Liverpool John Moores University

Dear Mr Irving

Thank you for your response. The University will conduct a search and will respond to your request under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act (counting the 20 working days from the date we received clarification from you).

If you have any queries in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards
Lynn

Lynn Sutcliffe
Liverpool John Moores University

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Sutcliffe, Lynn, Liverpool John Moores University

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Dear Mr Irving

Please find attached the following documents in response to your request for information below:

1. LJMU disclosure letter
2. LJMU Appeals and Complaints Procedure

Kind regards
Lynn

Lynn Sutcliffe
Liverpool John Moores University

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