Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please disclose a copy of the individual intranet webpage, after the final forward slash ( / ) at:
https://intranet.dwp.gov.uk/section/work...
extract or url: "/dwp-news/coronavirus"
and the individual webpage, after the final forward slash ( / ) at:
https://intranet.dwp.gov.uk/section/orga...
extract or url: "/universal-learning/coronavirus"
and the individual webpage, after the final forward slash ( / ) at:
https://intranet.dwp.gov.uk/section/work...
extract or url: "/coronavirus/information-customers"

Yours faithfully,

Frank Zola

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Dear Frank Zola,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 7th
January.

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team

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 'Coronavirus intranet webpage'.

You said I have "requested screen shots", this is not correct as my request makes no reference to "screen shots", on the internet it is a convention that a website address is known as a URL (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/URL). For instance the gov.uk has a page that covers Coronavirus:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
(https:// www. gov. uk/ coronavirus)

you can see an archive of the gov.uk page at:

https://web.archive.org/web/202101291231...
(https:// web. archive .org/ web/ 20210129123125/https://www .gov .uk/coronavirus)

My request solely focuses on individual intranet pages covering Coronavirus and I therefore do not consider requests on this topic are of a "frivolous nature".

Just like this information on https:// www. gov. uk/coronavirus the specific recorded information" I have requested concerns Coronavirus. You say the request is of a "non-specific nature and scattergun approach", this is manifestly incorrect as the request is for information specifically about Coronavirus.

You imply I must know the content of the individual webpages I requesting for my request to be valid, this is not in the spirit of the Freedom of Information Act, nor does it reflect how information is organised on the internet or equivalent intranets.

When you have disclosed pages of your intranet via FOI requests on https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/ you have saved them as an intact 'html' webpage and converted it to PDF format, this is not a 'screenshot', as a screenshots are normally a digital image that shows the contents of a computer display. I do not want screenshot copies of the information I have requested, I prefer original 'html' webpages converted to PDF.

I find it truly insulting that the DWP does not consider there is a significant public interest in disclosure of the information I have requested, which concerns the global Coronavirus pandemic.

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,

Frank Zola

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

In your reply to my request for an Internal Review can you confirm how you came to the view that my request for information solely on the topic of Coronavirus is of a "frivolous nature"?

Noting the ICO guidance that states:

"Frivolous requests
The subject matter is inane or extremely trivial and the
request appears to lack any serious purpose. The request is
made for the sole purpose of amusement."
https://ico.org.uk/media/1198/dealing-wi...

Yours faithfully,

Frank Zola

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

To help with my request for individual intranet pages, covering the topic of Coronavirus, below is a set of
successful FOI requests for intranet pages:

“Please could you supply me with a print out/copy of the front page of your internal intranet ”
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk...

Extensive pages from the Metropolitan Police Service - 'MPS Intranet'
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/m...

Bedfordshire Police
Intranet Homepage
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/7...

Requests for intranet based information, via FOI requests, is common across other jurIsdictions:

Australia
https://www.righttoknow.org.au/search/in...

EU
https://www.asktheeu.org/en/search/intra...

New Zealand
https://fyi.org.nz/search/intranet/all

USA
https://www.muckrock.com/search/?q=intra...

To help further with my request, please go to:

How to save a web page [save an intranet page]
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how...

In the past you have disclosed intranet information I requested:

Your Jobcentre Customer Facing Risk Assessment (JCFRA) posted on your intranet
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/y...
you can view references to your intranet in the FOI requests listed at:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/body/dwp?...

On the https://www.whatdotheyknow.com FOI site there is a page dedicated to the DWP: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/body/dwp which covers 11858 requests. Much off the disclosures your have made have been information found on your intranet and many concerned topic based requests that concerned the content of information the requester does not know.

To use a pre internet analogy of a book, I am requesting very specific URL pages on the topic of Coronavirus and in the internet/intranet age each page is hyperlinked, like pages of a book. A book usually has a content page and for complex technical subjects would also have a Subject/Topic based index, with the index indicating which page contains content according to Subject/Topic. Your response to my request for information is akin to denying specific numbered pages from a book, on the spurious basis I do not know the content.

When you disclose the information I have requested, please use the save function included as a basic function in all browsers, so you
save the 'Web page, HTML only' and disclose the saved information/intranet page(s) to me in the original 'HTML' format.

Yours faithfully,

Frank Zola

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Dear Frank Zola,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 29th
January.

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team

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