Erskine May's availability on the Parliamentary intranet

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Dear House of Commons,

I understand that 'Erskine May' is available as a PDF on the Parliamentary intranet. Please could you provide me with the following information regarding this:
1. A copy of any documentation supplied with it specifically relating to its availability on the intranet (for instance, a warning regarding its use or its being shared with people outside Parliament).
2. A copy of your agreement with the publisher and/ or copyright holder which licenses you to share this electronic copy in the way that you do (or, alternatively, if there is no single 'agreement', any information you hold recording the background to its availability on the intranet vis-a-vis the copyright licensing issues that are entailed).

Yours faithfully,
G Webber

FOI Commons, House of Commons

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Dear G Webber,

Freedom of Information request F18-129

Thank you for your request for information dated 19 March 2018, received
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reference to ICO policy, 19 March 2018 is a UK Bank Holiday and therefore
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From: G Webber [mailto:[FOI #472210 email]]
Sent: 19 March 2018 21:24
To: FOI Commons <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Erskine May's availability on
the Parliamentary intranet

 

Dear House of Commons,

I understand that 'Erskine May' is available as a PDF on the Parliamentary
intranet. Please could you provide me with the following information
regarding this:
1. A copy of any documentation supplied with it specifically relating to
its availability on the intranet (for instance, a warning regarding its
use or its being shared with people outside Parliament).
2. A copy of your agreement with the publisher and/ or copyright holder
which licenses you to share this electronic copy in the way that you do
(or, alternatively, if there is no single 'agreement', any information you
hold recording the background to its availability on the intranet
vis-a-vis the copyright licensing issues that are entailed).

Yours faithfully,
G Webber

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Dear G Webber,

 

 

Freedom of Information Request F18-129

 

Thank you for your request for information as copied below.  You have
asked two questions about Erskine May's availability on the parliamentary
intranet, which we have sought to address below.

 

 1. A copy of any documentation supplied with it specifically relating to
its availability (for instance, a warning regarding its use or its
being shared with people outside Parliament).

 

Some information is held by the House of Commons. 

 

Parliament holds a licence agreement with LexisNexis to allow this
publication to be accessible via the parliamentary network (the Intranet).
The House holds accompanying text from the Intranet which advises
parliamentary network users of the terms of the licence.  This text is
attached. 

No other information relevant to your request is held by the House of
Commons.

 

 2. A copy of your agreement with the publisher and/ or copyright holder
which licenses you to share this electronic copy in the way that you
do (or, alternatively, if there is no single 'agreement', any
information you hold recording the background to its availability on
the intranet vis-a-vis the copyright licensing issues that are
entailed).

This information is held by the House of Commons.  However, a clause in
the licence contract precludes disclosure of the agreement and so this
information is withheld in accordance with section 41(1)(b) of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).  This exemption, required to prevent a
breach of confidence in information provided, is absolute and a public
interest test is not required to be performed.

 

 

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From: G Webber [[5]mailto:[FOI #472210 email]]
Sent: 19 March 2018 21:24
To: FOI Commons <[6][email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Erskine May's availability on
the Parliamentary intranet

 

Dear House of Commons,

I understand that 'Erskine May' is available as a PDF on the Parliamentary
intranet. Please could you provide me with the following information
regarding this:
1. A copy of any documentation supplied with it specifically relating to
its availability on the intranet (for instance, a warning regarding its
use or its being shared with people outside Parliament).
2. A copy of your agreement with the publisher and/ or copyright holder
which licenses you to share this electronic copy in the way that you do
(or, alternatively, if there is no single 'agreement', any information you
hold recording the background to its availability on the intranet
vis-a-vis the copyright licensing issues that are entailed).

Yours faithfully,
G Webber

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Dear FOI Commons,

Please can you conduct an internal review of your section 41 refusal. In ‘Derry v Information Commissioner’, the Information Tribunal found that contracts are not subject to section 41 as they are jointly generated by the parties and therefore not ‘received from another person’ as the FOIA required for section 41 refusals.

Yours sincerely,

G Webber

FOI Commons, House of Commons

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Dear G Webber,

 

 

Request for Internal Review  F18-129

 

Thank you for your further email, copied below, requesting a full Internal
Review of our response to your Freedom of Information request.

 

We will carry out this review and endeavour to provide a response on or
before 16 May 2018.

 

If you have any queries about the review, please contact me with the
reference in the subject line.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

         
Information Rights Manager
Information Rights and Information Security (IRIS) Service | House of
Commons

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From: G Webber [mailto:[FOI #472210 email]]
Sent: 17 April 2018 10:47
To: FOI Commons <[email address]>
Subject: Re: F18-129 Response

 

Dear FOI Commons,

Please can you conduct an internal review of your section 41 refusal. In
‘Derry v Information Commissioner’, the Information Tribunal found that
contracts are not subject to section 41 as they are jointly generated by
the parties and therefore not ‘received from another person’ as the FOIA
required for section 41 refusals.

Yours sincerely,

G Webber

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Dear FOI Commons,

Your internal review should have been completed by now?

Yours sincerely,

G Webber

FOI Commons, House of Commons

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Dear G Webber,

 

 

Further to your request for an Internal Review, please find our response
attached. 

 

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

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

         
Information Rights Manager
Information Rights and Information Security (IRIS) Service | House of
Commons

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From: G Webber [mailto:[FOI #472210 email]]
Sent: 17 April 2018 10:47
To: FOI Commons <[email address]>
Subject: Re: F18-129 Response

 

Dear FOI Commons,

Please can you conduct an internal review of your section 41 refusal. In
‘Derry v Information Commissioner’, the Information Tribunal found that
contracts are not subject to section 41 as they are jointly generated by
the parties and therefore not ‘received from another person’ as the FOIA
required for section 41 refusals.

Yours sincerely,

G Webber

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