emails to and from RCCG/HoP

Ari Henry made this Freedom of Information request to House of Commons

House of Commons did not have the information requested.

From: Ari Henry

11 October 2010

Dear House of Commons,

262 - 274 Camberwell Rd SE5 is a grade II listed building. Planning
permission has been applied for to change of use to a place of
worship, a second application is for modifications. The proposal is
being opposed to many local residents.

Redeemed Christian Church/House of Praise, the owners of the
building, have been asked to stop work until planning permission is
granted. With many politicians involved - by providing support to
one side or the other we would like:

a) a copy of all emails sent by MPs or their staff using .gov.uk
email addresses.

b) a copy of all emails received by MPs or their staff using
.gov.uk email addresses.

The FoIA 2000 does include these two groups as public authorities.

Yours faithfully,
Ari Henry

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From: FOICOMMONS
House of Commons

13 October 2010

Dear Ari Henry

Thank you for your request for information dated 11 October 2010, received by us on the same day.

We will endeavour to respond to your request promptly but in any case within 20 working days i.e. on or before 08 November 2010.

If you have any queries about your request, please use the request number quoted at the top of this letter.

Yours sincerely
Jenny Wormleighton
IRIS Administrator

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From: FOICOMMONS
House of Commons

20 October 2010

Dear Mr Henry

Thank you for your request for information which is copied below.

This information is not held by the House of Commons.

You may, if dissatisfied with the treatment of your request, ask the House of Commons to conduct an internal review of this decision. Requests for internal review should be addressed to: Freedom of Information Officer, Department of Resources, House of Commons London SW1 OAA or [House of Commons request email]. Please ensure that you specify the nature of your complaint and any arguments or points that you wish to make.

If you remain dissatisfied, you may appeal to the Information Commissioner at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely

Bob Castle
Head of Information Rights and Information Security

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From: Ari Henry

20 October 2010

Dear FOICOMMONS,

who is responsible for the domain address ".gov.uk"?

Many thanks,

Ari Henry

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From: FOICOMMONS
House of Commons

25 October 2010

Dear Mr Henry

Thank you for your request for information which is copied below.

This information is not held by the House of Commons. The .gov.uk address
is used by government

departments and agencies - you might try the Cabinet Office
[1]http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/ContactU... to see if they can
provide an answer.

You may, if dissatisfied with the treatment of your request, ask

the House of Commons to conduct an internal review of this

decision. Requests for internal review should be addressed to:

Freedom of Information Officer, Department of Resources, House of

Commons London SW1 OAA or [House of Commons request email]. Please

ensure that you specify the nature of your complaint and any

arguments or points that you wish to make.

If you remain dissatisfied, you may appeal to the Information

Commissioner at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9

5AF.

Yours sincerely

Bob Castle

Head of Information Rights and Information Security

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From: Ari Henry

29 October 2010

Dear Mr Castle

have now received a reply from the Cabinet Office in which they
claim it is the House of Commons which hold the information
requested

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/re...

Someone, somewhere is not telling the truth and it seems that
no-one is capable of finding out such a simple thing as who is
responsible for MPs email

The ball is now back in you court to provide the requested emails

Yours sincerely,

Ari Henry

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John Smith left an annotation (31 October 2010)

Quote-marks MPs in the Commons are not part of the government and so they do not have e-mails addresses on the gov.uk domain. MP's e-mails (and those of their staff) are on the parliament.uk domain. No conspiracy, no lies, you've just asked the wrong question.

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From: FOICOMMONS
House of Commons

5 November 2010

Dear Mr Henry

Thank you for your emails which are copied below.

Neither MPs nor their staff are public authorities for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The House of Commons does not hold the information requested.

While email communications to @parliament.uk addresses are routed through or stored on parliamentary email servers, the House of Commons does not hold this data for its own purposes. Although IT administrators may have technical access to these systems and servers, the public authority has neither created the data transmitted or stored therein, nor does it retain the material for its own purposes. Therefore data of this nature is not held by the House of Commons for the purposes of the FOI Act. For guidance on the extent to which data is held for the purposes of the Act please refer to the Information Commissioner's web site: http://www.ico.gov.uk/~/media/documents/...

In addition, I can confirm that, despite the response from the Cabinet Office, no information is held about the use of .gov.uk email addresses

You may wish to consider contacting the individual Members concerned to ask for the information you seek, contact details are available at: http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-o...
However, as stated earlier, Members of Parliament are not public authorities for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act. That means that they are not obliged to respond to requests made under the Act.

You may, if dissatisfied with the treatment of your request, ask the House of Commons to conduct an internal review of this decision. Requests for internal review should be addressed to: Freedom of Information Officer, Department of Resources, House of Commons London SW1A OAA or [House of Commons request email] . Please ensure that you specify the nature of your complaint and any arguments or points that you wish to make.

If you remain dissatisfied, you may appeal to the Information Commissioner at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely

Bob Castle
Head of Information Rights and Information Security House of Commons

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