Dear Information Commissioner’s Office,

Please provide a table (Excel is ok) listing all Industrial and Provident Societies and whether or not they are subject to the FOIA. This list should indicate those who are in the process of voluntarily being subject to FOIA. Suggested column headers (not limited to):

Name of organisation: (text)
FOIA Status: (Outside, Within, Pending)
Date FOIA applied to them (may be a future date): (dd-mmm-yyyy)

Yours faithfully,

Leigh Brookes

AccessICOinformation, Information Commissioner’s Office

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Information Commissioner’s Office

1st March 2018


Case Reference Number IRQ0724125


Dear L Brookes

Further to your email of 2 February 2018, we are now in a position to
respond to your request under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act
2000 (FOIA).
Your request
“Please provide a table (Excel is ok) listing all Industrial and Provident
Societies and whether or not they are subject to the FOIA.”
Our response
We do not hold the information that you have requested.
However, you may find our guidance on public authorities under FOIA
useful, particularly the section under the subtitle ‘Section 1’. Paragraph
5 states that queries should be directed to the Cabinet Office. The can be
found on our website here:
We are sorry that we have not been able to provide you with the
information that you requested on this occasion but hope that you find the
above to be helpful.
Yours sincerely
Debi Petch     Lead Information Access Officer
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire SK9 5AF.
T. 01625 545221 F. 01625 524510 [2]
ICO Helpline: 0303 123 1113 / 01625 545 745 (Ask for Information Access)
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