Defence Nuclear programme Human Resources Study

Fred WP Dawson made this Freedom of Information request to Ministry of Defence

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Dear Ministry of Defence,

please could you provide me with

1: Terms of reference of the Defence Nuclear Programme Human Resources Study.

2: A copy of the report.

3: Directorate of Operational capability's audit and observations of the programme,

http://www.mod.uk/NR/rdonlyres/A8191FB1-...

Yours faithfully,

Fred WP Dawson

CBRN Pol-Nuc Sys Plat (Boyle, Jon Cdr),

Dear Mr Dawson

Thank you for your e-mail, dated 16 November 2010, asking for the release
of a number of documents relating to the Defence Nuclear Programme Human
Resources Study, which is being considered as a request for information in
accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I can confirm that the MoD does hold the documents you have requested, but
that it is considered that the information therein falls within the scope
of a number of exemptions: S26 (Defence), S27 (International Relations),
S41 (Information Provided in Confidence) and Section 43 (Commercial
Interests).

S26, S27 and S43 are qualified exemptions and as such it is necessary for
us to decide whether, in all the circumstances of the case, the public
interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in
disclosure. I estimate that this process will take an additional 20
working days to complete and would expect to respond to you by 7 January
2011. If it appears that it will take longer than this to reach a
conclusion then I will let you know immediately.

If you are not satisfied with this response or you wish to complain about
any aspect of the handling of your request, then please contact me in the
first instance. If informal resolution is not possible and you are still
dissatisfied, then you may apply for an independent internal review by
contacting: Head of Corporate Information, 6^th Floor, MoD Main Building,
Whitehall, SW1A 2HB (e-mail: [1][email address]). Please note that any
request for an internal review must be made within 40 working days of the
date on which the attempt to reach informal resolution has come to an end.

If you remain dissatisfied following an internal review you may take your
complaint to the Information Commissioner under the provisions of Section
50 of the Freedom of Information Act. Please note that the Information
Commissioner will not investigate your case until the MoD internal review
process has been completed. Further details of the role and powers of the
Information Commissioner can be found on the Commissioner's website
[2]http://www.ico.gov.uk.

Yours sincerely,

Jonathan Boyle

Commander Jonathan Boyle | CBRN Policy - Nuc Sys Plat | Security Policy &
Operations
Level 4, Zone A, Desk 01 | MOD Main Building | Ministry of Defence |
Whitehall | London | SW1A 2HB
T: 020 7218 6407 | F: 020 7218 2342

e-mail: [3][email address] | [4][email address]

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CBRN Pol-Nuc Sys Plat (Boyle, Jon Cdr),

Dear Mr Dawson

As I wrote to you in my e-mail of 13 December 2010, your request for the
release of a number of documents relating to the Defence Nuclear Programme
Human Resources Study is being considered as a request for information in
accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Unfortunately I am unable to provide you with a substantive response at
this stage, as your request is undergoing a public interest test against
the qualified exemptions that I mentioned in my earlier e-mail. This
process is ongoing and I estimate that it will take a further 15 working
days to take a final decision on where the balance of public interest in
this matter lies. I expect to provide you with a final response by no
later than 28 January 2011. If it appears that it will take longer than
this to reach a conclusion then I will let you know immediately.

If you are not satisfied with this response or you wish to complain about
any aspect of the handling of your request, then please contact me in the
first instance. If informal resolution is not possible and you are still
dissatisfied, then you may apply for an independent internal review by
contacting: Head of Corporate Information, 6^th Floor, MoD Main Building,
Whitehall, SW1A 2HB (e-mail: [1][email address]). Please note that any
request for an internal review must be made within 40 working days of the
date on which the attempt to reach informal resolution has come to an end.

If you remain dissatisfied following an internal review you may take your
complaint to the Information Commissioner under the provisions of Section
50 of the Freedom of Information Act. Please note that the Information
Commissioner will not investigate your case until the MoD internal review
process has been completed. Further details of the role and powers of the
Information Commissioner can be found on the Commissioner's website
[2]http://www.ico.gov.uk.

Regards

Jon Boyle

Commander Jonathan Boyle | CBRN Policy - Nuc Sys Plat | Security Policy &
Operations
Level 4, Zone A, Desk 01 | MOD Main Building | Ministry of Defence |
Whitehall | London | SW1A 2HB
T: 020 7218 6407 | F: 020 7218 2342

e-mail: [3][email address] | [4][email address]

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CBRN Pol-Nuc Sys Plat (Boyle, Jon Cdr),

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Dear Mr Dawson

Please find attached the substantive response and supporting documents to
your request for information relating to the Defence Nuclear Programme
Human Resources Study.

Regards

Jon Boyle

Commander Jonathan Boyle | CBRN Policy - Nuc Sys Plat | Security Policy &
Operations
Level 4, Zone A, Desk 01 | MOD Main Building | Ministry of Defence |
Whitehall | London | SW1A 2HB
T: 020 7218 6407 | F: 020 7218 2342

e-mail: [1][email address] | [2][email address]

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