Development of the Royal Navy's online presence

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Royal Navy should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Royal Navy,

Please can you provide any documents, correspondence or minutes which discuss or refer to the strategy, objectives, aims or purpose of the Royal Navy website, or other digital platforms.

Should the Royal Navy retain documents relating to the original creation of the Royal Navy website I would be most grateful if you could provide these.

Yours faithfully,

Harry Raffal

correspondence@mod.ecase.gsi.gov.uk on behalf of Navy Command Secretariat, Royal Navy

Dear Mr Raffal

Your request has been logged under our reference 2017-07909 and the target
date for response is 11 September 2017.

Yours sincerely

Navy Command Secretariat - FOI Section

NAVY SEC-FOI MAILBOX (MULTIUSER), Royal Navy

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Mr Raffal

 

Please see the attached email your FOI request was acknowledged on 11
August 2017.

 

Navy Command Secretariat – FOI Section

NAVY SEC-FOI MAILBOX (MULTIUSER), Royal Navy

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Dear Mr Raffal,

 

Please find attached an interim response to your FOI request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Navy Command Secretariat – FOI Section

NAVY SEC-FOI MAILBOX (MULTIUSER), Royal Navy

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Dear Mr Raffal

 

Please see the attached letter.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Navy Command Secretariat – FOI Section

Dear NAVY SEC-FOI

Thank you for your letter of 6 October informing me of the further delay.
I note from your previous letter of 11 September that the delay is caused by a belief the information falls under qualified exemptions relating to defence (section 26) and commercial interests (section 43). Firstly may I say that I do not believe that the stated aims and use of the Royal Navy website should fall under section 26, and that the public interest would outweigh any considerations in this matter if they did. As such I do not believe testing whether section 26 allowed for an exemption should have required the lengthy delay that has been incurred. Although I am willing to accept a delay may be necessary in considering whether exemptions under section 26 and 43 apply in relations to documents discussing the aims and usage of other online platforms this should not have restricted you from providing relevant documents relating to the aims of the website where neither section 26 or 43 apply.
Furthermore, it would seem that neither qualified exemption would apply to early documents still held which relate to the website and these should be released now. In your reply I would appreciate you either providing these or acknowledging whether they are held and the scope of such documents.
I do appreciate that there may be document with commercially sensitive information relating to the implementation and achievement of the websites online aims or the development of online content. In the interests of expediting the request I would be willing to accept these be excluded from the request as my interest lies in documents relating to the broader aims of online content.
May I close by thanking you for updating me as to the status of the request.

Yours sincerely,

Harry Raffal

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