Dear House of Lords,

Please provide the following:

1) Any welcome pack that a newly appointed Lord receives

2) Any guidance/information a newly appointed Lord receives

Yours faithfully,

Thomas Onslow

HL External Communications Office, House of Lords





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HL FOI & Information Compliance, House of Lords

Dear Mr Onslow,

 

I am emailing to update you regarding your Freedom of Information (FOI)
request to the House of Lords (copied below). We are currently considering
two qualified exemptions, sections 24(1) and 31(1)(a), in relation to
information that falls within the scope of your request. We now require
more time to consider the public interest test in relation to these
exemptions. We therefore need to extend the deadline for responding to
your request, in accordance with section 10(3) of the FOI Act.

 

We apologise for the delay and aim to provide the full response to your
request as soon as possible, and at least within the next 20 working days.
Thank you for your patience in this matter.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Kimberley Swift

Information Compliance Manager

House of Lords

 

 

From: Thomas Onslow <[1][FOI #773420 email]>
Sent: 12 July 2021 15:09
To: HL External Communications Office <[2][email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Guidance provided to newly
appointed Lords

 

Dear House of Lords,

Please provide the following:

1) Any welcome pack that a newly appointed Lord receives

2) Any guidance/information a newly appointed Lord receives

Yours faithfully,

Thomas Onslow

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[3][FOI #773420 email]

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Dear HL FOI & Information Compliance,

It may be helpful if I clarify that I don't want information relating to security guidance given to members or anything relating to the layout of the parliamentary estate.

Yours sincerely,

Thomas Onslow

HL FOI & Information Compliance, House of Lords

Dear Mr Onslow,

 

Thank you for your email. The information we are considering does not
necessarily fall under clear headings of (for example) ‘security guidance’
or ‘Estate plans’, so as explained earlier we need further time to
consider it.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Kimberley Swift

Information Compliance Manager

House of Lords

 

 

From: Thomas Onslow <[FOI #773420 email]>
Sent: 09 August 2021 11:57
To: HL FOI & Information Compliance <[email address]>
Subject: Re: Update on request - extension of deadline to consider public
interest test - FOI 3713

 

Dear HL FOI & Information Compliance,

It may be helpful if I clarify that I don't want information relating to
security guidance given to members or anything relating to the layout of
the parliamentary estate.

Yours sincerely,

Thomas Onslow

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Dear HL FOI & Information Compliance,

Apologies, those two examples stemmed from a similar request received by the House of Commons (they used ss. 24 and 31 to exempt those items).

I note that you have stated that a full response will be made within the next 20 working days.

Would it be possible if I could get a more specific time? If not, that's understandable.

Thank you anyway.

Yours sincerely,

Thomas Onslow

HL FOI & Information Compliance, House of Lords

Dear Mr Onslow,

 

Thank you for your email. We are not currently able to give a more
specific date for when we will be able to provide the full response, but
please be assured we are aiming to respond as quickly as we can.

 

Thank you once again for your patience in this matter.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Kimberley Swift

Information Compliance Manager

House of Lords

 

 

From: Thomas Onslow <[FOI #773420 email]>
Sent: 10 August 2021 17:10
To: HL FOI & Information Compliance <[email address]>
Subject: RE: Update on request - extension of deadline to consider public
interest test - FOI 3713

 

Dear HL FOI & Information Compliance,

Apologies, those two examples stemmed from a similar request received by
the House of Commons (they used ss. 24 and 31 to exempt those items).

I note that you have stated that a full response will be made within the
next 20 working days.

Would it be possible if I could get a more specific time? If not, that's
understandable.

Thank you anyway.

Yours sincerely,

Thomas Onslow

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HL FOI & Information Compliance, House of Lords

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Dear Mr Onslow,

 

Please find attached our response to your request (copied below) to the
House of Lords Administration.

 

Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides that any person
may apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision whether, in any
specified respect, a request for information made by the complainant to a
public authority has been dealt with in accordance with the requirements
of Part I of the Act. In this context you should have regard to the fact
that under section 2(3) the exemption conferred by section 36 is an
absolute exemption and to the terms of section 36(7).

 

The Freedom of Information Act can be accessed at:
[1]http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000...

 

However, if you have a complaint that relates to another aspect of the way
in which your request has been handled then you would, of course, be
entitled to ask the House of Lords to conduct an internal review. This
should be addressed to [2][email address] or to the Freedom of
Information Officer, House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW and explain clearly
the nature of your complaint. Arrangements will be made for someone who
has not been involved in dealing with your request to conduct an internal
review within 20 working days. You should note that we will not normally
accept an application for internal review if it is received more than two
months after the date our response was sent. Any such request received
after this time will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.

 

If, following this review, you remain dissatisfied with the House’s
treatment of your request for information you may then take your complaint
to the Information Commissioner at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Kimberley Swift

Information Compliance Manager

House of Lords

 

 

From: Thomas Onslow <[3][FOI #773420 email]>
Sent: 12 July 2021 15:09
To: HL External Communications Office <[4][email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Guidance provided to newly
appointed Lords

 

Dear House of Lords,

Please provide the following:

1) Any welcome pack that a newly appointed Lord receives

2) Any guidance/information a newly appointed Lord receives

Yours faithfully,

Thomas Onslow

-------------------------------------------------------------------

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[5][FOI #773420 email]

Is [6][House of Lords request email] the wrong address for Freedom of Information
requests to House of Lords? If so, please contact us using this form:
[7]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/change_re...

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the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
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latest advice from the ICO:
[9]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/ico-...

Please note that in some cases publication of requests and responses will
be delayed.

If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your web
manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

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Dear HL FOI & Information Compliance,

Thank you for the disclosure. It was worth the extra wait.

Yours sincerely,

Thomas Onslow