Community Centre where 95% of the MWA participants wanted to continue

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

I refer to your publication "Mandatory work placements:
a guide for potential host organisations" accessible at:
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/sy...

which says in part:

"Most of the participants may have the
wrong attitude to the government’s
plan for getting work experience to get
a job. However by the end of the four
weeks, 95% of the participants want to
remain on the placements.”
Community Centre Manager

1. From your records, please advise the name of the person quoted and the Community Centre concerned.

2. How many of the participants subsequently decided to become volunteers with that Community Centre?

Yours faithfully,

Mr Harris

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work and Pensions's handling of my FOI request 'Community Centre where 95% of the MWA participants wanted to continue'.

You have not responded. By law, you should normally have responded promptly and by 5 August 2014

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

Mr Harris

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Dear Mr Harris,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Please find enclosed our acknowledgment of its receipt.

If you have any queries about this letter please contact me quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely,

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Dear DWP Strategy Freedom of Information,

A response by 8/9/14 is not acceptable being WAY outside the limits of the Act. By law, you should normally have responded promptly and by 5 August 2014

Kindly expedite this matter

Yours sincerely,

Mr Harris

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work and Pensions's handling of my FOI request 'Community Centre where 95% of the MWA participants wanted to continue'.

By law, you should have responded by 5 August 2014. You then said you would respond by 8/9/14 (without any explanation or apology for the delay). You still haven't responded.

Failure to respond within 7 days of this review request will result in referral to the ICO without further notice.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

Mr Harris

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work and Pensions's handling of my FOI request 'Community Centre where 95% of the MWA participants wanted to continue'.

You have refused to name the Community Centre claiming exemption from disclosure under sections 29(1)(a), 29(1)b, 36(2)(c) and 43(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000

I refer you to Department for Work and Pensions v (1) The Information Commissioner, (2) FZ [2014] UKUT 0334 (AAC) and ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS CHAMBER Appeal Nos. GIA/2560/2013 GIA/2568/2013 & GIA/2569/2013 which in a similar case showed the claimed exemptions not to apply.

I accept your reasons for not sending me the name of the Manager and the number of volunteers.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

Mr Harris

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DWP Strategy Freedom of Information, Department for Work and Pensions

Dear Mr Harris,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.

You can expect a reply by 21/10/14 unless I need to come back to you to clarify your request or the balance of the public interest test needs to be considered.

If you have any queries about this letter please contact me quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely

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Please see the attached reply to your Freedom of Information request

Yours sincerely

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Please see the attached reply to your Freedom of Information request

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Dear DWP Strategy Freedom of Information,

Thank you for your apologies which I accept.

In case to complicated course this matter has taken has caused any confusion, please note that there is still an outstanding issue. I refer to my message to you on 23rd September visible at https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours sincerely,

Mr Harris

DWP Strategy Freedom of Information, Department for Work and Pensions

Dear Mr Harris,

Thank you for highlighting to us the outstanding matters on your FoI request, specifically one of the emails from 23/9/14, we will endevour to have a reply to you as soon as possible, our apologies for any confusion.

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team

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Dear Mr Harris,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Please find enclosed our reply.

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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Dear Mr Harris,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information review request. Please find enclosed our reply, my apologies over the delay in replying to review of the FoI reply.

If you have any queries about this letter please contact me quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely,

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R Davis left an annotation ()

Surely, it's now time to refer this to the ICO?

Mr Harris left an annotation ()

It's already done :-)

R Davis left an annotation ()

Look forward to reading their comments - wouldn't hold my breath though... the only time I've referred something to the ICO (a county council failure to disclose) took six months for the final response which mostly agreed with my requests.

Dear DWP Strategy Freedom of Information,

I refer you to the ICO Decision Notice Reference: FS50558511 visible at https://ico.org.uk/media/action-weve-tak... requiring you to disclose the name of the Community Centre.

I look forward to receiving this information without further delay.

Thank you

Yours sincerely,

Mr Harris

R Davis left an annotation ()

Good for you Mr Harris - keep on it!

John Slater left an annotation ()

Congratulations on the decision. It will be interesting to see if the DWP appeals ICO decision as it is trying a new exemption. Sadly it is happy to waste huge sums of public money on appeals but not help the unemployed, sick & disabled.

DWP Strategy Freedom of Information, Department for Work and Pensions

Dear Mr Harris,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.

You can expect a reply by 14/4/15 unless I need to come back to you to clarify your request or the balance of the public interest test needs to be considered.

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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Dear DWP Strategy Freedom of Information,

Your offer of a reply by 14/4/15 is NOT acceptable.

Under the ICO Decision Notice FS50558511 dated 2/3/15 you are required to disclose the name of the Community Centre within 35 calendar days. Failure to comply can be dealt with as a contempt of court.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Harris

R Davis left an annotation ()

What an appalling reply from the DWP - they clearly believe that they do not need to comply with the FOI Act, or that they won't be prosecuted under it.

Get straight back to the ICO to press for contempt charges if this is possible, or at least inform them that they are ignoring their decision.

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Dear Mr Harris,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Please find enclosed our reply.

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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Mr Harris left an annotation ()

DWP look to be fighting this one all the way - "DWP has sought permission to appeal the decision of the Information Commissioner"

Dear DWP Strategy Freedom of Information,

I refer to the recent Court of Appeal decision in Department for Work And Pensions v The Information Commissioner & Anor [2016] EWCA Civ 758 (27 July 2016) visible at http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/...

In the light of this decision, you now have no legal reason to continue withholding the name of Community Centre I requested originally

The ICO has advised me to contact you to get this information I originally requested in https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Thank you

Yours sincerely,

Mr Harris

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work and Pensions's handling of my FOI request 'Community Centre where 95% of the MWA participants wanted to continue'.

As I didn't receive the usual acknowledgement of my recent email referring to the recent Court of Appeal judgement and requesting the information originally requested, this is just a quick follow up in case there has been a technical error

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

Mr Harris

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Mr Harris left an annotation ()

The ICO advise that the DWP applied to the First-tier Tribunal to seek its consent to withdraw its appeal. The Tribunal has consented to that withdrawal. Accordingly, the DWP should shortly disclose the requested information and within 35 days at the latest.

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Ian Wolf left an annotation ()

What's the post code and street address of the Selbourne Road Community Centre, mentioned in FoI 3065 2014?
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/m...

Dear DWP Strategy Freedom of Information,

Thank you for the information. This Community Centre would appear to be located at 334 Selbourne Road Luton LU4 8NU. Please confirm?

Thanks

Yours sincerely,

Mr Harris

DWP Strategy Freedom of Information, Department for Work and Pensions

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.

FoI Reference: 4234

You can expect a reply by 25th November 2016 unless we need to come back to you to clarify your request or the balance of the public interest test needs to be considered.

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Please see the attached reply to your Freedom of Information request
 

Yours sincerely
 
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