immigrants running Post Offices

N. James made this Freedom of Information request to Royal Mail Group Limited
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Dear Royal Mail Group Limited,

Please can you provide the number of UK Post Offices controlled by immigrants?

Please confirm the religious breakdown of post masters/mistresses in the UK .

Yours faithfully,

N. James

Royal Mail Group Limited

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Dear N. James,

Ref: Freedom of Information Request – KFME-8YCJR2

I am writing in response to your email received by Post Office Limited on
20 September 2012, which I am dealing with under the terms of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000.

In your enquiry you have requested the following information:

Please can you provide the number of UK Post Offices controlled by
immigrants?

Please confirm the religious breakdown of post masters/mistresses in the
UK.

I can confirm that Post Office Ltd does not hold the information you have
requested as we do not collect this information.

However, we do hold some data which we collect as an equal opportunity
organisation on the ethnic origin of subpostmasters to assess the
diversity of our Subpostmasters and other Agents to monitor equal
opportunities. As this is a voluntary exercise on their part and not
mandatory for them to complete, we can only provide it as a statistic of
those who have chosen to participate in the collection of the data.
 Please let me know if you are interested in receiving this information
that is held.

If you have any queries about this response please contact us via the
email address [1][Royal Mail Group request email].

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of this response, you do have a
right to request an internal review. You can do this by writing to the
address below stating your reasons for your internal review request:

Head of Information Compliance
Royal Mail Group
Company Secretary’s Office
100 Victoria Embankment
LONDON
EC4Y 0HQ
[2][Royal Mail Group request email]  

If, having requested an internal review by Royal Mail, you are still not
satisfied with our response you also have a right of appeal to the
Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Telephone: 01625 545 700
[3]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

Kerry Moodie
Freedom of Information Officer
1^st Floor, Bunhill Row Wing
148 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HQ

Post Office Ltd is registered in England and Wales. Registered No.
2154540. Registered Office 148 Old Street, London, EC1V 9HQ. Post Office
and the Post Office logo are registered trademarks of Post Office Ltd.

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Dear Royal Mail Group Limited,

Yes, the equal opps stats would be fine.
Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

N. James

Royal Mail Group Limited

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Dear N James

Ref: KFME-8YFDFH

Thank you for your email received on 21 September 2012, which we are
considering under the Freedom of Information Act.  Under the Act you
should expect a reply from us to be sent by 19 October 2012, which is
twenty working days from receipt of your request.

If for any reason we are unable to provide you with a full response within
that time, we will contact you explaining the reasons for this and giving
a revised date by which we will reply.  

If in the meantime, you have any questions or would like to contact us
about your request, please contact us by telephone 0207 250 2647 or
alternatively email or write to us. Please be assured that we are giving
this our attention and will get back to you shortly.

Yours sincerely

Kerry Moodie

Freedom of Information Officer
1^st Floor, Bunhill Row Wing
148 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HQ

Post Office Ltd is registered in England and Wales. Registered No.
2154540. Registered Office 148 Old Street, London, EC1V 9HQ. Post Office
and the Post Office logo are registered trademarks of Post Office Ltd.

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Dear Royal Mail Group Limited,
Yes, the equal opps stats would be fine.
Thank you.

Yours faithfully,
N. James

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Dear Royal Mail Group Limited,

I'm still waiting for the equal opps data.

Yours faithfully,

N. James

Dear N James,

 

Re: Freedom of Information Request – KFME-8YFDFH

 

Thank you for your email received on 21 September, clarifying the
information you want on the ethnicity of our subpostmasters. 

 

You have requested the following information, which is being dealt with
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

 

The equal opportunity statistics the Post Office collects on the ethnic
minority of subpostmasters.

 

I can confirm that we do hold the information you have asked for, but I
think it would be helpful to provide some context around the data we
hold.  Post Office is an equal opportunity organisation.  Subpostmasters
and agents are given the opportunity to provide information on their
ethnic origin.  For clarification, subpostmasters and agents hold a
contract with Post Office Ltd to provide Post Office services; some may
operate more than one Post Office.  They are not direct employees of Post
Office Ltd. 

 

I must stress that it is not a mandatory requirement to let us have
details of ethnic origin.  3,793 haven’t provided details and the
information we hold can, therefore, only be based on what has been
provided by those who have chosen to share their ethnic origin with us and
is contained within the table below.

 

 

Ethnic classification – subpostmasters Number
and other agents 2012
Asian - Bangladeshi 50
Asian - Indian 1547
Asian - Pakistani 401
Asian - Other 278
Black - African 9
Black - Caribbean 3
Black - Other 2
Chinese 18
Mixed - White/Asian 7
Mixed - White/Black African 1
Mixed - White/Black Caribbean 2
Mixed - Other 2
White - British/English 3220
White - British/Scottish 543
White - British/Welsh 383
White - British/Other 40
White - British/Northern Irish 263
White - Irish 38
White - Other 41
Other ethnic background 42

 

I hope the information I have provided on this occasion is useful. If you
are dissatisfied with the handling of this response, you do have a right
to request an internal review. You can do this by writing to the address
below stating your reasons for your internal review request:

 

Senior Engagement & Involvement Manager

Post Office Ltd

1^st Floor, Old Street Wing

148 Old Street

London

EC1V 9HQ

[1][email address]  

 

If, having requested an internal review by Post Office Ltd, you are still
not satisfied with our response you also have a right of appeal to the
Information Commissioner at:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 01625 545 700

[2]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Kerry Moodie

Information Rights Team Leader

 

Post Office Ltd

1^st Floor

Old Street Wing

148 Old Street

London

EC1V 9HQ

Post Office Ltd is registered in England and Wales. Registered No.
2154540. Registered Office 148 Old Street, London, EC1V 9HQ. Post Office
and the Post Office logo are registered trademarks of Post Office Ltd.

 

 

 

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