Further details on employment status of "international expert" re International Comparison study

Charles Arthur made this Freedom of Information request to Ordnance Survey

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Charles Arthur

Dear Sir or Madam,

I note your recent response to my previous request (routed through by OS's press office to FOI, though that was not my wish) about the identity of the "an internationally recognised expert in Geographical Information and National Mapping" who reviewed OS's internal study "International Comparison of Geographical Information Trading Models".

You say that the person does not wish to reveal their identity.

I request the following information, which I believe does not identify them personally.

1) Does the "internationally recognised expert" work in a full-time or continuous part-time capacity for Ordnance Survey?

2) if the answer to (1) is no, was the person formally commissioned on a contract basis by OS to review its study?

3) if the answer to (1) and (2) is no, on what renumerative basis did the person review the study?

Yours faithfully,

Charles Arthur

Tony Gray, Ordnance Survey

Dear Charles

Ordnance Survey reference: 71714

Thank you for your email dated 30 July 2009 requesting: the following
information regarding the internationally recognised expert in
Geographical Information and National Mapping, which I believe does not
identify them personally.

We are pleased to provide you with the following information with regard
to your request.

1) Does the "internationally recognised expert" work in a full-time or
continuous part-time capacity for Ordnance Survey? - No.

2) If the answer to (1) is no, was the person formally commissioned on a
contract basis by OS to review its study? - No.

3) If the answer to (1) and (2) is no, on what remunerative basis did the
person review the study? - None.

Please note that your enquiry has been processed to Freedom of Information
guidelines. As all requested information has been provided, we have
determined that in all the circumstances of this case the Public
interest consideration (section 17 FOIA) it is not applicable in this
instance.

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Yours sincerely

Tony Gray

Information Access Manager

(Freedom of Information/Data Protection/Records)

Ordnance Survey

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