Further request re international expert

Charles Arthur made this Freedom of Information request to Ordnance Survey

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Charles Arthur

Dear Sir or Madam,

Thank you for your previous reply re the international expert who reviewed OS's internal study on International Funding Models.

I note that the person does not wish to be named. I would like to request further details about the person, none of which I believe will require their identity to be revealed:

1) is the "internationally recognised expert (a) British or (b) a foreign national?

2) Is he or she a (a) currently employed in a UK academic institution, or (b) employed in the UK, or (c) employed in a UK government department, or (d) a UK government agency or trading fund.

3) If so, which institution, business/fund or arm of Government?

4) Has the person retired from any of those listed in (2)?

5) Has the person ever been employed by the Ordnance Survey and if so on what basis (eg full-time, continuous part-time, etc)?

5) Has the person ever been employed by a foreign National Mapping Association, and if so on what basis (eg full-time, continuous part-time, etc)?

Yours faithfully,

Charles Arthur

Tony Gray, Ordnance Survey

Dear Charles

Ordnance Survey reference: 71723

Thank you for your email dated 31 July 2009 requesting further information
regarding the internationally recognised expert in Geographical
Information and National Mapping.

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

1) Is the "internationally recognised expert (a) British or (b) a
foreign national? A foreign national.

2) Is he or she a (a) currently employed in a UK academic
institution, or (b) employed in the UK, or (c) employed in a UK government
department, or (d) a UK government agency or trading fund. No.

3) If so, which institution, business/fund or arm of Government?
Not applicable.

4) Has the person retired from any of those listed in (2)? Not
applicable.

5) Has the person ever been employed by the Ordnance Survey and if
so on what basis (eg full-time, continuous part-time, etc)? No.

6) Has the person ever been employed by a foreign National Mapping
Association, and if so on what basis (eg full-time, continuous part-time,
etc)? Yes; full-time.

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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Appeals Officer at:

Complaints Team

Customer Service Centre

Ordnance Survey

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SOUTHAMPTON

SO16 4GU

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that the process has been followed correctly, questioning any decisions
taken regarding the original response and recommending disclosure of
additional information if appropriate.

Thank you for your enquiry.

Yours sincerely

Tony Gray

Information Access Manager

(Freedom of Information/Data Protection/Records)

Ordnance Survey

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