Consultation and budget relating to realhelpnow.gov.uk

Guy Freeman made this Freedom of Information request to Cabinet Office

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The request was refused by Cabinet Office.

Dear Sir or Madam,

Please make available any information not exempt under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 relating to the setting up of the website realhelpnow.gov.uk, including but not limited to emails discussing the reasons for setting the site up and what content to include; minutes of meetings discussing the same issues; stakeholders' comments regarding the setting up of the site and/or its content; the budget relating to the setting up and maintenance of the site, and how this was agreed upon; and the content and conclusions of any discussions concerning whether the site is a cost-effective use of civil servants' time and/or taxpayers' money, and whether or not it breaches rules concerning political neutrality.

Thank you for your help, and please don't hesitate to get in touch if you require any more information from me in order to fulfil this request.

Yours faithfully,

Guy Freeman

Cabinet Office

CABINET OFFICE REFERENCE: FOI262642

Dear Mr Freeman,

Thank you for your request for information. Your request was received on
25/02/2009 and is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will
let you know the likely charges before proceeding.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Team
Cabinet Office
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Dear Mr. Freeman,

Please see the attached response concerning this enquiry.

Michael Warren

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Dear Mr. Freeman,

Please see attached a further response concerning this enquiry.

Michael Warren

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Dear Mr Freeman,

Please see attached a further response in relation to your request.

Michael Warren

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Dear Sir or Madam,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Cabinet Office's handling of my FOI request concerning the website "realhelpnow.gov.uk". In particular, I would like more details of how the public interest was deemed to be upheld by not disclosing the information that is considered to fall within Section 35 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Guy Freeman

Dear Sir or Madam,

I wrote to you almost two weeks ago asking for an internal review of my request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 concerning certain information about the website realhelpnow.gov.uk. All the correspondence between us so far is available at http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...

You did not acknowledge my request for an internal review. I believe that this is an unreasonable course of action to take, even if you do not believe you need to carry out an internal review. If you do not reply within a reasonable period of time, I will have to consider taking the matter to the ICO.

Looking forward to your response,

Yours faithfully,

Guy Freeman

Cabinet Office

Dear Mr Freeman

Thank you for Internal Review request dated 17/07/2009. This is receiving
attention.

Kind Regards,

FOI Team
Cabinet Office
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carried on them recorded to secure the effective operation of the system
and for other lawful purposes.

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Dear Sir or Madam,

It has been over 6 weeks since my request for an internal review. What is the progress of this review?

Yours faithfully,

Guy Freeman

Dear Sir or Madam,

This is the last time I will be corresponding with you directly before taking my complaint to the Information Commissioner's Office.

Please review the correspondence between us, stored at http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...

Then appraise me as to when I can expect the internal review to be completed, as well as either a good reason why it is taking so long to be completed or a full apology.

I thank you in advance for your co-operation.

Yours faithfully,

Guy Freeman

Cabinet Office

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Dear Mr Freeman

Please see the attached letter regarding your request for an internal review.

Kind regards

Kim Baker
PA to Roger Smethurst
Head of Knowledge and Information Management Admiralty Arch (N) 020 7276 6324

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