DWP Contract

Max Kerley made this Freedom of Information request to Royal Mail Group Limited
This authority is not subject to FOI law, so is not legally obliged to respond (details).
This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

Response to this request is long overdue. Although not legally required to do so, we would have expected Royal Mail Group Limited to have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Royal Mail Group Limited,

In addition to the previous FOI request, if mail is marked as private and confidential, please could you state whether or not this mail is opened?

Yours faithfully,

Max Kerley

irgt, Royal Mail Group Limited

Dear Mr Kerley

 

Thank you for your email in which you ask for information relating to mail
addressed to the DWP. Your request would have previously been handled
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 however following
the flotation of Royal Mail on the London Stock Exchange in October 2013,
it is no longer subject to the Freedom of Information Act. Royal Mail was
previously subject to the Act because it was wholly owned by the
government. However, now that the government has sold its shares in Royal
Mail, this is no longer the case. Therefore, we are no longer obliged to
respond to requests for information under the terms of the FOI Act.

 

However, anyone who requires information about our products and services
can visit our website or contact our customer services teams:

 

[1]http://www.royalmail.com/personal/help-a...

 

[2]http://www.royalmail.com/personal/help-a...

 

Detailed information about our business is also available from
[3]www.royalmailgroup.com

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Kate Watkinson

Information Rights and Governance Team

Royal Mail Group

irgt, Royal Mail Group Limited

Dear Mr Kerley

 

Thank you for your email in which you ask for information relating to mail
addressed to the DWP. Your request would have previously been handled
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 however following
the flotation of Royal Mail on the London Stock Exchange in October 2013,
it is no longer subject to the Freedom of Information Act. Royal Mail was
previously subject to the Act because it was wholly owned by the
government. However, now that the government has sold its shares in Royal
Mail, this is no longer the case. Therefore, we are no longer obliged to
respond to requests for information under the terms of the FOI Act.

 

However, anyone who requires information about our products and services
can visit our website or contact our customer services teams:

 

[1]http://www.royalmail.com/personal/help-a...

 

[2]http://www.royalmail.com/personal/help-a...

 

Detailed information about our business is also available from
[3]www.royalmailgroup.com

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Kate Watkinson

Information Rights and Governance Team

Royal Mail Group

Dear Royal Mail Group Limited,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Royal Mail Group Limited's handling of my FOI request 'DWP Contract'.

I'm well aware of that, however it is also still good practice for a company to disclose information.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d...

Yours faithfully,

Max Kerley

irgt, Royal Mail Group Limited

Dear Mr Kerley

Thank you for your email. You have asked that Royal Mail performs an internal review of our response to your request for information which was submitted under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

As we have explained in our response to your request, following the flotation of Royal Mail on the London Stock Exchange on October 2013, it is no longer subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The Act provides a right of access to information held by ‘public authorities’. Royal Mail Group was previously a public authority under section 3(1)(b) of the Act, because it was a publicly-owned company. Royal Mail was a publicly-owned company for the purposes of the FOIA because it was wholly owned by the Crown. However, now that the government has sold its shares in Royal Mail, this is no longer the case. Royal Mail Group therefore has no obligation to consider the disclosure of information it would not normally provide and Royal Mail Group is not required to perform internal reviews of requests submitted under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Anyone who requires information about our products and services, or has any concerns in respect of the service received can visit our website or contact our customer services teams:

http://www.royalmail.com/personal/help-a...

http://www.royalmail.com/personal/help-a...

Detailed information about our business is also available from www.royalmailgroup.com.

If you are unhappy with our response you can of course contact the Information Commissioner's Office; https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/

Yours sincerely,

Kate Watkinson
Information Rights and Governance Manager
Information Rights and Governance Team
Royal Mail Group

Dear Royal Mail Group Limited,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Royal Mail Group Limited's handling of my FOI request 'DWP Contract'.

As I said, it is courtesy. If you cannot conduct this FOI, then pass it on to the DWP who is required to answer.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d...

Yours faithfully,

Max Kerley

irgt, Royal Mail Group Limited

Dear Mr Kerley,

Thank you for your email. As your request has been made via the What Do They Know website on the page dedicated to requests submitted to Royal Mail Group, for us to forward it to the DWP would result in them issuing a response to the Royal Mail Group page on the What Do They Know website rather than their own. We would therefore advise that you submit your request for information held by the DWP to them directly via the What Do They Know page dedicated to requests submitted to the DWP, or alternatively by emailing your request directly to their Freedom of Information team: [email address]

Yours sincerely,

Kate Watkinson
Information Rights and Governance Manager
Information Rights and Governance Team
Royal Mail Group