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Dear Office for National Statistics,

I'm still not happy with my response to a previous FOI request.

In the paper on state and public sector pensions, the ONS used the phrase "contingent liabilities".

Dictionaries define contingent as

1. dependent for existence, occurrence, character, etc., on something not yet certain; conditional (often followed by on or upon):
Our plans are contingent on the weather.

2. liable to happen or not; uncertain; possible:
They had to plan for contingent expenses.

3. happening by chance or without known cause; fortuitous; accidental:
contingent occurrences.

Which of the three meanings is the one intended by the ONS?

Yours faithfully,

Nick Leaton

FOI Team, Office for National Statistics

Dear Mr Leaton

Many thanks for your email below.

In order for this matter to be progressed please clarify in what way you think ONS has not complied with the Freedom of Information Act in dealing with your original request.

Regards,

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Dear FOI Team,

Sorry a short follow up.

It's a new FOI request about the meaning of the word "Contingent", in your report. Not a question of not complying, unless you can't state what is the meaning you meant in your previous response.

Yours sincerely,

Nick Leaton

ONS FoI Team, Office for National Statistics

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Dear Nick

Thank you for your email requesting data pertaining to the definition of
contingent liabilities.

I am writing to confirm that the Office for National Statistics has now
completed its search for the information which you requested and the
response can be found here:
[1]https://www.ons.gov.uk/aboutus/transpare...

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