Consultation over PSI 2011-007

Zoe O'Connell made this Freedom of Information request to HM Prison Service

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Dear HM Prison Service,

1) Please could you provide a list of organisations/individuals that were consulted on PSI 2011-007, (Care and management of transsexual prisoners) including other government departments and ministers.

2) Please confirm if this policy is to also intended cover individuals with intersex conditions. If not, please provide a copy of any guidance/policy relating such cases.

Yours faithfully,

Zoe O'Connell

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Blog post related to this is at http://www.complicity.co.uk/blog/2011/03... (The bit about Intersex is in the comments)

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Caroline Lucas MP asked a question in parliament on point (a), the written answer is available on parliament's web site at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa...

Bearwish, David [NOMS],

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Zoe O'Connell

Please see attached response to your request.

<<20110310 FOI Zoe O'Connell ref 69510.doc>>
Thanks

David Bearwish
Business & Budget Manager to
Claire Cooper
Acting Head of Equalities Group

Equalities Group:
3.16 Clive House
70 Petty France
LONDON
SW1H 9EX
Tel: 0300 047 5269

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Dear HM Prison Service,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of HM Prison Service's handling of my FOI request 'Consultation over PSI 2011-007'.

In response to item 1, the list of organisations given is different to that given in response to a parliamentary question by Caroline Lucas, MP. (15th March 2011, Column 189W). Please can you investigate this discrepancy and confirm which list is correct.

In response to item 2, you state that the information requested is not held and suggest contacting the Department of Health. As the original question related to the applicability of Prison Service policy to a certain group of individuals, it is not clear on what basis this statement is made, nor why the Department of Health would be able to advice on Prison Service policy. Please can you provide more detail on this response.

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

Yours faithfully,

Zoe O'Connell

Zoe O'Connell

Dear HM Prison Service,

I have not received any acknowledgement regarding my request for an Internal Review. Please can you confirm this review is underway and by what date a response can be expected?

Yours faithfully,

Zoe O'Connell

Bearwish, David [NOMS],

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Please see attached response to your request for an internal review.

<<Response to Zoe O'Connell_IR_70187 June 2011.doc>>
Thanks

David Bearwish
Business & Budget Manager to
Claire Cooper
Acting Head of Equalities Group

Equalities Group:
3.16 Clive House
70 Petty France
LONDON
SW1H 9EX
Tel: 0300 047 5269

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Communications via the GSi may be automatically logged, monitored and/or
recorded for legal purposes.

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Related blog posts: Inaccurate answers to parliamentary questions http://www.complicity.co.uk/blog/2011/06... and Intersexed prisoners http://www.complicity.co.uk/blog/2011/06...