Correspondence with Mandate Communications

Michael Cross made this Freedom of Information request to Ordnance Survey

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From: Michael Cross

28 June 2008

Dear Sir or Madam,

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000.

My request is for copies of all correspondence in 2007 and 2008
between Ordnance Survey and Mandate Communications Ltd, part of the
Engine Group of companies.

I would be interested in any information held by your organisation
regarding the request.

If my request is denied in whole or in part, I ask that you justify
all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act.

I look forward to your response within the statutory time of 20
working days.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Cross

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From: Customer Services
Ordnance Survey

1 July 2008

Dear Mr Cross,

Our Ref: 68559

Request for information

Thank you for your email dated 28^th June requesting "for copies of all
correspondence in 2007 and 2008 between Ordnance Survey and Mandate
Communications Ltd, part of the Engine Group of companies."

Please note that Ordnance Survey is considering your request under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). As your request was received by us
on 28^th June we will provide you with a full response within 20 working
days as required by the FOIA, meaning by 25^th July.

In the meantime, if you have any further questions please contact me as
listed below.

Thank you for your enquiry

Regards

Mrs Janet Keep

Customer Service Advisor

Customer Service Centre, Ordnance Survey

C454, Romsey Road, SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom, SO16 4GU

Phone: +44 (0) 23 8030 5030 | Fax: +44 (0) 23 8079 2615

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From: Michael Cross

28 July 2008

Dear Mrs Keep,

I wonder if I could have an update on when the information I
requested will be available?

Yours sincerely,
Michael Cross

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From: Tony Gray
Ordnance Survey

28 July 2008

Dear Michael

Ordnance Survey reference: 68559

I am writing to let you know that Ordnance Survey holds the information
you requested from us in your email dated 28 June 2008 for copies of all
correspondence in 2007 and 2008 between Ordnance Survey and Mandate
Communications Ltd, part of the Engine Group of companies.

There are a substantial amount of documents and I have been asked to
redact the name and contact details of Mandate staff in line with the
section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). At the same
time I am also redacting those names of Ordnance Survey staff below civil
service Unified Grade 7 (in line with Ministry of Justice guidance). This
is taking much longer than anticipated. Therefore I would like to seek
your agreement for an extension for me to carry out this work?

I anticipate that I will be able to provide all copies at some point next
week (beginning Monday 4^th August). I trust that this will not
inconvenience you too much.

I look forward to hearing from you shortly.

Regards

Tony Gray

Freedom of Information Practitioner

Ordnance Survey

Rm C363, Romsey Road, SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom, SO16 4GU

Phone: +44 (0) 23 8079 2540| Mobile: +44 (0) 7789 617648| Fax: +44 (0) 23
8079
2572[1]http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/ | [email address]

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Unless stated otherwise, the contents of this email are personal to the writer and do not represent the official view of Ordnance Survey. Nor can any contract be formed on Ordnance Survey's behalf via email. We reserve the right to monitor emails and attachments without prior notice.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Ordnance Survey
Romsey Road
Southampton SO16 4GU
Tel: 08456 050505
http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk

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From: Michael Cross

28 July 2008

Dear Tony,

Many thanks, I understand.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Cross

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From: Tony Gray
Ordnance Survey

30 July 2008

Dear Michael

Ordnance Survey reference: 68559

I have all the copies I am able to release regarding your request for
correspondence between Ordnance Survey and Mandate Communications ready.
However as there are a significant number of documents, the only practical
method to get them to you is via Royal Mail. It is impracticable to scan
then into pdf and/or WinZip as it would overload our email system and
probably yours as well.

Consequently, please can you provide me with an address so that I can send
them to you ASAP.

Many thanks.

Tony Gray

Freedom of Information Practitioner

Ordnance Survey

Rm C363, Romsey Road, SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom, SO16 4GU

Phone: +44 (0) 23 8079 2540| Mobile: +44 (0) 7789 617648| Fax: +44 (0) 23
8079
2572[1]http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/ | [email address]

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This email is only intended for the person to whom it is addressed and may contain confidential information. If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender and delete this email which must not be copied, distributed or disclosed to any other person.

Unless stated otherwise, the contents of this email are personal to the writer and do not represent the official view of Ordnance Survey. Nor can any contract be formed on Ordnance Survey's behalf via email. We reserve the right to monitor emails and attachments without prior notice.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Ordnance Survey
Romsey Road
Southampton SO16 4GU
Tel: 08456 050505
http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk

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From: Michael Cross

30 July 2008

Dear Tony,

Thanks so much. Apologies for the chore - I'd assumed the documents
would be in electronic form. However you can post the paper
documents to me care of Charles Arthur, Technology Editor, The
Guardian, 119 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3ER.

Thanks again for your help.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Cross

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