Contracts, age disputes and data matching

Eric Blair made this Freedom of Information request to National Register for Unaccompanied Children

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The request was partially successful.

Dear Sir or Madam,

Please email me an electronic copy of the following information:

1)Any reports, briefings, memos, minutes of meetings held that discuss

'age disputes'

and

'data matching'

2)Duplicate correspondence sent to all local authority subscribers over the last 12 months.

3)Copies of any contracts you hold, relating to the provision of NRUC, such as the one held with yourselves and Esprit. [1]

Many public authorities release their contracts with private vendors in line with the Freedom of Information Act. The exemption for commercial interest under the Act (section 43) is a qualified exemption, which means information can only be withheld if it is in the public’s interest. The public have an interest in knowing the terms of contracts awarded by public authorities, whether or not public money changes hands immediately.

If you are relying on section 41 (the exemption for legal breach of confidence) then I would like to know the following:

· When these confidentiality agreements were agreed

· All correspondence and email in which these confidentiality agreements were discussed.

· The precise wording of the confidentiality agreements

: Your correspondence :

Please ensure that any of your general correspondence, acknowledgements or holding letters etc are included or cut-and-pasted into the body of the email messages, using plain text, rather than as attachments. As this will mean your correspondence is much easier to access, read and respond to.

: Accessibility :

When providing any information disclosures please provide it in the original unrestricted format such as:

a. MS Word .doc or Rich Text Text .rtf format or equivalent
(suitable for disclosure of email messages)

b.Spreadsheets in MS Excel .xls format or equivalent

c.Presentations in MS Powerpoint .ppt format or equivalent

or converted to Portable Document Format (PDF), ONLY if none of the above formats are available

if you only have a paper version (hard copy) available, please provide a Digital Photo Copier Scanned version in PDF format. If you do provide disclosures in PDF from a Digital Photo Copier Scan, please state that you have done so because no other format, such as a, b or c above, are available.

Please ensure any electronic disclosures are absolutely free of any Document Restrictions and Encryption or Passwords, as this is likely to render them less usable on a general basis and more specifically, inaccessible to Assistive Technology.

Please do not send any information in compilation archive formats, such as .zip.

Providing correspondence and disclosed information via these means will also help ensure that text based information is accessible for use with a Screen Reader or a Magnifier for none text based information.
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Yours faithfully

Eric Blair

[1] Esprit - National Register for Unaccompanied Children
http://www.esprit-is.com/solTemplate.asp...

Grace Ashaye,

Dear Mr Blair,

We have received your Freedom of Information request by e-mail on Monday
4^th May 2009.

We are currently reviewing the information you have requested and will
make our submissions within the 20 working day period stated.

Regards

Grace Ashaye

LASC Manager

London Asylum Seekers Consortium

tele: 0207 934-9658

email: [1][email address]

This email (and any attachment) is intended only for the use of the
individual or entity to which they are addressed. If you are not the
intended recipient of this email, any copying; distribution or other use
of the information in this e-mail is strictly prohibited and may be in
breach of government policy, commercial confidentiality or legal
professional privilege. If you are not the intended recipient, please
destroy all copies and inform the sender by return e-mail.

London Councils does not authorise or take responsibility for any emails
or part of any e-mails that are personal in nature. Please note that all
emails are potentially the subject of monitoring by London Councils and
could be read and intercepted by someone else. Nothing in this email
amounts to a contractual or other legal commitment on the part of London
Councils unless confirmed by an authorised written communication.

This email (and any attachment) is intended only for the use of the
individual or entity to which they are addressed. If you are not the
intended recipient of this email, any copying; distribution or other use
of the information in this e-mail is strictly prohibited and may be in
breach of government policy, commercial confidentiality or legal
professional privilege. If you are not the intended recipient, please
destroy all copies and inform the sender by return e-mail.

London Councils does not authorise or take responsibility for any emails
or part of any e-mails that are personal in nature. Please note that all
emails are potentially the subject of monitoring by London Councils and
could be read and intercepted by someone else. Nothing in this email
amounts to a contractual or other legal commitment on the part of London
Councils unless confirmed by an authorised written communication.

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Grace Ashaye,

Dear Mr Blair

We are consulting third parties regarding application of the public
interest test with regards to the contract that you have requested.
Therefore I will require an additional 10 working days to respond top
your request.

Regards

Grace Ashaye
LASC Manager

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Richard Eyre,

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Good afternoon Mr Blair,

Thank you for your patience in waiting for our responses to your Freedom of Information request.

I am pleased to forward you the information requested.

Kind regards

Richard

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Dear Richard Eyre,

A belated thanks to you and everyone at NRUC for handling my requests for information in a full, quick and professional way.

Yours sincerely,

Eric Blair