FOI 2005

Andrew Sutton made this Freedom of Information request to Office of Communications

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The request was partially successful.

Dear Office of Communications,

Can you supply all Freedom Of Information requests made to Ofcom in the 2005 calendar year, whether complied with or not, and all responses.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Sutton

Information Requests, Office of Communications

Dear Mr Sutton

So we are able to provide you with the correct information as quickly as possible, it would be helpful if you could narrow down your request.

Was there a particular issue or request you were searching for from 2005? We're always more than happy to provide general information on an issue or interest that you have.

If you give us as much detail as possible you'll be more likely to receive the information you require. I would also say that if we give you all requests since 2005, this is likely to be a large amount of information (possibly close to 1000 requests and responses), which might not be particularly helpful, if you're concern is only a specific issue.

We will of course endeavour to comply with your request within 20 working days.

Please let me know any further details you can provide as soon as possible.

Kind Regards

Information Requests

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Dear Information Requests,

If you read my requrst properly you will see that I asked for requests made IN 2005 not SINCE 2005. That should narrow it down.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Sutton

Information Requests, Office of Communications

Please accept my apologies Mr Sutton, I miss-typed my previous message.

Our first look at FoI requests received in 2005 indicate that there will approximately 1000 requests. Although we have identified the requests the process of printing, redacting people's names and re-scanning of the documents will take a considerable amount of time and man-power.

It would help us, and I would hope you, considerably if you were able to narrow down your request to the particular issue that you are interested in.

I'd be grateful for your further guidance on this issue.

Kind Regards

Information Requests

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Dear Information Requests,

You must have been extremely busy, busier than in recent years. Can I suggest you have a planned program of scanning old requests and publishing them on your FOI page to prevent similar issues in future?

Regarding this request, it may be narrowed down to broadcasting related material. If this is still too much it may be further reduced to requests about adult content (alternative words include sex, 18, porn) or R18 equivalent material.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Sutton

Information Requests, Office of Communications

Dear Mr Sutton

Thank you very much for narrowing your request down to FOI requests received in 2005 relating to broadcasting material in particular adult content.

I will begin to process your request. Should you have any questions in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact me at [Ofcom request email].

The reference number for this request is 1-205400302.

Yours sincerely

Eleanor Berg

:: Eleanor Berg
Information Requests
[Ofcom request email]

:: Ofcom
Riverside House
2a Southwark Bridge Road
London SE1 9HA
020 7981 3000
www.ofcom.org.uk

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Information Requests, Office of Communications

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Dear Mr Sutton

Thank you for your request for information. Please find response attached.

Yours sincerely

:: Eleanor Berg
Information Requests
[Ofcom request email]

:: Ofcom
Riverside House
2a Southwark Bridge Road
London SE1 9HA
020 7981 3000
www.ofcom.org.uk

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